"I have always been concerned with environmental issues and have contributed time and effort as the administrator of 'Salva Mar" Save the Sea -- a Brazilian organization dedicated to saving the whales."
A native of Brazil, Andre' was born and educated in Sao Paulo. In 1990, one year after relocating to the U.S, Andre' began to study photography in San Francisco. Currently he works as a free-lance photographer in New York and Rio, and continues to be involved in social and cultural activities. He has completed several projects including documenting traditional lifestyles and practices of lesser known societies in remote corners of the world. Such projects have been exhibited in several galleries and museums in Brazil, the USA and Europe. Andre' has published several books and his ongoing projects have been used in educational workshops. In 2005 Andre was an National Geographic All Roads Photography Program awardee.