Francisco
Proner

Francisco Proner

biography


Brazilian photographer, born in 2000, based in Rio de Janeiro. Member of Agence VU’ since 2020.

Since 2015, Francisco Proner has been training as a photographer in the field, covering the Brazilian political crisis and a large number of demonstrations. This was the opportunity for him to start his first collaborations with the alternative and independent media Midia NINJA and Jornalistas Livres.

In 2017, he completed a course in playwriting and documentary writing at the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV) in Cuba. From then on, he has been engaged in documentary video-making. In the same year, numerous meetings, portfolio readings and workshops marked his participation in the first occasion of the Canon and Magnum Photos student programme as part of the festival Visa Pour l’image. Since then, he has been developing his first long term personal project “Anomia”. His reportage work is regularly published in the Brazilian and international press.

In 2022, he covered the presidential elections in Brazil – from the launch of the campaigns to the victory of President Lula on October 30th- for the daily newspaper Le Monde, the English daily The Guardian and the German magazine Der Spiegel. He is currently carrying out a long-term project (which he began in 2020) on indigenous people in Latin America, which illustrates the struggles against environmental and humanitarian exploitation in several countries of the continent. Above all, his projects record the climate of high social tension that shapes the complexity of Latin American geopolitical and environmental situations.

Series


Rio Grande Do Sul underwater, 2024

Série | In South of Brazil, the state of Rio Grande Do Sul is suffering the consequences of the greatest natural disaster to hit the region. Since the beginning of May 2024, heavy flooding affected 90 % of the land, leaving millions of people devastated.

Watu's death, 2023

Série | On November 5, 2015, one of the biggest ecological disaster took place in Brazil. The Fundão dam, located in the state of Minas Gerais, broked down, causing a toxic mudflow that devastated the Rio Doce valley.

Landless Workers Movement, 2022

Série | The Landless Workers Movement (MST), founded in 1982, has three objectives: to fight for land, for agrarian reform and for social change in the country.

Presidential elections in Brazil

Série | For the daily newspaper Le Monde, Francisco Proner followed the presidential elections from the launch of the campaigns to the victory of President Lula on October 30.

Ecuador – Born Among Oil, Jungle and Development, 2021

Series | In the Amazon, the Coca region is the entry point to the Ecuadorian forest and the Waorani lands, one of the thirteen indigenous peoples recognized by Ecuador.

Bolivian Presidential Election, 2020

Série | 7.3 million Bolivians were called to the polls on October 18, 2020 to elect their President, Vice-President and renew their Parliament.

Occupied Palestinian Territories, 2020

Series | Popular resistance in the West Bank, although it is on the streets daily, receives little media attention and now, in an election year for Trump and Netanyahu, Israeli repression has increased.

ANOMIA, 2017-2020

Series | Anomia as a medical term is a brain disorder that hampers remembrance, it is sometimes a symptom of a tumor.

Sierra Maestra Building, 2019

Series | In 1957, Cuba lived under the regime of the dictator Fulgencio Batista. The country was ruled by military personnel, lined with landowners and bankers.

60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, 2019

Series | In 2019, the Cuban revolution celebrated its 60th anniversary. In the midst of an increasingly complex and reactive to communist ideology world, the island is faced with its first non-Castro president since 1959.

Brumadinho Dam, 2019

Series | 4 years after the rupture of a mining dam of Vale do Rio Doce, the largest private company in Latin America, a new environmental disaster caused by the same company kills more than 250 people.

Rio Grande Do Sul underwater, 2024

Série | In South of Brazil, the state of Rio Grande Do Sul is suffering the consequences of the greatest natural disaster to hit the region. Since the beginning of May 2024, heavy flooding affected 90 % of the land, leaving millions of people devastated.

Watu's death, 2023

Série | On November 5, 2015, one of the biggest ecological disaster took place in Brazil. The Fundão dam, located in the state of Minas Gerais, broked down, causing a toxic mudflow that devastated the Rio Doce valley.

Landless Workers Movement, 2022

Série | The Landless Workers Movement (MST), founded in 1982, has three objectives: to fight for land, for agrarian reform and for social change in the country.

Presidential elections in Brazil

Série | For the daily newspaper Le Monde, Francisco Proner followed the presidential elections from the launch of the campaigns to the victory of President Lula on October 30.

Ecuador – Born Among Oil, Jungle and Development, 2021

Series | In the Amazon, the Coca region is the entry point to the Ecuadorian forest and the Waorani lands, one of the thirteen indigenous peoples recognized by Ecuador.

Bolivian Presidential Election, 2020

Série | 7.3 million Bolivians were called to the polls on October 18, 2020 to elect their President, Vice-President and renew their Parliament.

Occupied Palestinian Territories, 2020

Series | Popular resistance in the West Bank, although it is on the streets daily, receives little media attention and now, in an election year for Trump and Netanyahu, Israeli repression has increased.

ANOMIA, 2017-2020

Series | Anomia as a medical term is a brain disorder that hampers remembrance, it is sometimes a symptom of a tumor.

Sierra Maestra Building, 2019

Series | In 1957, Cuba lived under the regime of the dictator Fulgencio Batista. The country was ruled by military personnel, lined with landowners and bankers.

60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, 2019

Series | In 2019, the Cuban revolution celebrated its 60th anniversary. In the midst of an increasingly complex and reactive to communist ideology world, the island is faced with its first non-Castro president since 1959.

Brumadinho Dam, 2019

Series | 4 years after the rupture of a mining dam of Vale do Rio Doce, the largest private company in Latin America, a new environmental disaster caused by the same company kills more than 250 people.

Rio Grande Do Sul underwater, 2024

Série | In South of Brazil, the state of Rio Grande Do Sul is suffering the consequences of the greatest natural disaster to hit the region. Since the beginning of May 2024, heavy flooding affected 90 % of the land, leaving millions of people devastated.

Watu's death, 2023

Série | On November 5, 2015, one of the biggest ecological disaster took place in Brazil. The Fundão dam, located in the state of Minas Gerais, broked down, causing a toxic mudflow that devastated the Rio Doce valley.

Landless Workers Movement, 2022

Série | The Landless Workers Movement (MST), founded in 1982, has three objectives: to fight for land, for agrarian reform and for social change in the country.

Presidential elections in Brazil

Série | For the daily newspaper Le Monde, Francisco Proner followed the presidential elections from the launch of the campaigns to the victory of President Lula on October 30.

Ecuador – Born Among Oil, Jungle and Development, 2021

Series | In the Amazon, the Coca region is the entry point to the Ecuadorian forest and the Waorani lands, one of the thirteen indigenous peoples recognized by Ecuador.

Bolivian Presidential Election, 2020

Série | 7.3 million Bolivians were called to the polls on October 18, 2020 to elect their President, Vice-President and renew their Parliament.

Occupied Palestinian Territories, 2020

Series | Popular resistance in the West Bank, although it is on the streets daily, receives little media attention and now, in an election year for Trump and Netanyahu, Israeli repression has increased.

ANOMIA, 2017-2020

Series | Anomia as a medical term is a brain disorder that hampers remembrance, it is sometimes a symptom of a tumor.

Sierra Maestra Building, 2019

Series | In 1957, Cuba lived under the regime of the dictator Fulgencio Batista. The country was ruled by military personnel, lined with landowners and bankers.

60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, 2019

Series | In 2019, the Cuban revolution celebrated its 60th anniversary. In the midst of an increasingly complex and reactive to communist ideology world, the island is faced with its first non-Castro president since 1959.

Brumadinho Dam, 2019

Series | 4 years after the rupture of a mining dam of Vale do Rio Doce, the largest private company in Latin America, a new environmental disaster caused by the same company kills more than 250 people.

Exhibitions


« Chegou a primavera. O Brasil depois das sombras.» (Spring has arrived. Brazil after the shadows)

José Saramago Foundation- Lisbon

From 12 April to 31 May 2023