Brazilian Leticia Valverdes studied Fine Art and photography at London Metropolitan Uni. Her personal photographic work concentrates on interactions with people and starts with deep listening. Focusing on simple ideas, she invites for exploration of identity, self-compassion and curiosity towards the body, movement and breath.
She likes to bring the same playfulness and openness to any commercial work she gets involved with.
Her work has been featured in a number of group and solo shows in the UK and abroad and has been published in various magazines such as the Sunday Times Magazine, The Independent, Telegraph, Guardian, Marie Claire, Colors among others.
She has received various awards and grants for her work among them Portrait of Britain, Emergentes Award (Encontros da Imagem Portugal), Via Arts (given by Latin American and Iberian Embassies for UK based artists), the Ian Parry Award, Arts Council Grants for the Arts and an IPRN fellowship.
As well as her UK based work she develops photography and film projects with communities worldwide, especially in the in the Amazon focusing on indigenous conservation issues. She has recently worked with the BBC Planet Earth 3 series producing a story on female environmental protagonism in the region.
She has had her work published in 3 monographs: “Brazilian Street Girls Invisible Lives' (Vision On, UK, 2000), “Dear Ana (Hurtwood-UK, 2021) and “And Now My Children Know (Ipsis-Brazil, 2021) made with her children and about the Amazon. She has also had worked included in books on the history of Latin American and Brazilian photography among others, various BBC books and most recent the Mindful Photographer by Sophie Howarth (Thames and Hudson, UK, 2022, Among the Trees (Hoxton Mini Press, UK, 2023) and BBC Planet Earth Heroes of Conservation Chapter (BBC Books, UK, 2023)