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Miguel Rio Branco

Son of diplomats, Miguel Rio Branco (b. 1946) spent his childhood in Portugal, Switzerland, Brazil, and the United States. He moved to New York, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts and took a course at the New York Institute of Photography. In 1978, he continued his studies in Rio de Janeiro, at the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial, before launching into a career in photography and film. Rio Branco was a freelance photographer and director of photography for movies when he embarked on documentary photography. He published the books: Dulce Sudor Amargo (1985), Nakta (1996), Silent Book (1997), Entre os Olhos o Deserto (2001), and Plaisir la douleur (2005).

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