FOR THE GUARDIAN
THE GUARDIANS OF THE CERRADO - FOR ACTIONAID
concept / story
Telling stories that bring impact and awareness to social, economic and environmental issues, through personal and intimate narratives.
Fábio Erdos is a Brazilian documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Philadelphia, US. He is a member of Panos Pictures, one of the world's leading independent and award-winning photographic agencies.
Fábio was part of a Public Service Pulitzer-winner team with the "The Attack" project from The Washington Post. In 2019, Fábio won a World Press Photo award for the "Marielle and Monica" film produced for The Guardian.
His films have been shown at several festivals, like GLAAD and NewFest (New York), Shorts Shorts Film Festival (Japan), One World Media (UK), the Museum of Tomorrow, the Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), among many others. He was also shortlisted for the IDA Documentary Awards.
Previous to his film and photography career, Fábio worked for the international non-profit ActionAid for many years, gaining experience in grassroots work on poverty and social inequality.
During this time, he worked in rural communities in Northeast Brazil, a region that suffers from one of the worst droughts in the last 50 years, in Haiti, a year after the devastating earthquake of 2010, and the rural communities of Mozambique. These experiences inspired him to pursue filmmaking and photography as a way to convey contemporary socio-environmental issues.