Tommaso Protti is an Italian-born photographer who has been based in Brazil for almost a decade. His work focuses on themes such as crime, the environment and rural conflict. Protti received his education in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Rome Tre, and later obtained a MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication.
Protti’s long term project, Terra Vermelha, documents the Brazilian Amazon and and its intersecting social and environmental crises. In 2019, he was honored with the Carmignac Photojournalism Award for his coverage of the region. Protti has also received other awards, including the POYi, American Photography, the Getty Images Reportage Grant, and the World Report Award.
Protti’s work has been featured in several reputable publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Magazine, National Geographic, Washington Post, Geo Magazine, Newsweek, Internazionale, Der Spiegel, Stern, Liberation and The Guardian, among others. He is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Le Monde.