Photographer Guilherme Licurgo was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1983 and is currently residing and working in São Paulo, Brazil.
Invited to model for Terry Richardson for his book, "Terry Richardson Rio Cidade Maravilhosa" in 2008, inspired Guilherme went to study Photography at the Panamericana School of Art. He discovered his real passion behind the lens, creating images. He has been working as a photographer ever since.
He has worked for many Brazilian and International brands/ magazines, including: Lancaster Paris, Architecture Beauty Culture Design, Roberto Cavalli, Wonderland, Martha Graham Dance Company, EMI Records, Greenpeace, PIRELLI, at PIRELLI CALENDAR 2010, GQ Portugal, GQ Brazil, Vogue Magazine, Wella, Getty Images.
In 2011, he was personally invited by Olivier Van Doorne, President and Worldwide Creative Director at Select NY, to work on his first major international advertising book project, side by side with Steven Klein, Johan Renck, Lori Goldstein and Sean Spellman.
Also in 2011 he was prizewinner by the Brazilian Foreigin Office as one of the best contemporary artists of Brazil, at the II Itamaraty Contest of Contemporary Art.
His most recent work include a book project and an exhibition with the world renowned Martha Graham Dance Company, here's a quote writen by Janet Eilber, Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Dance Company:
"With these remarkable images, Guilherme Licurgo has reached into Martha Graham's essential beliefs and extended them into the future. The center of Graham's genius -- the idea that shape, gesture and design can offer profound instinctual meaning -- is celebrated in these pages in an entirely new way. I know Martha would be intrigued and delighted by these evocative photos and feel the deep connection to her own creative discoveries. The Martha Graham Dance Company wishes to thank Guilherme Licurgo for his sensitivity, his generosity and his artistry in transforming our historic legacy with these stunning photographs."
In 2014, he was awarded by Visionaire, the highly collectible, multi format, luxury art and fashion publication based in New York City, with one of the pictures from his "Desert Flower Project".
Guilherme believes photography should inspire, rejoice, transport us to a memory undated. That passion is reflected in every aspect of his work. As Yousuf Karsh, one of the masters of the 20th century photography, and Gui's icons, best said:
"Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera."
O fotógrafo Guilherme Licurgo nasceu no Rio de Janeiro em 1983 e atualmente está residindo e trabalhando em São Paulo, Brasil.