Tina has been working in the photography industry since 1985, as a photographer, a picture editor, curator, photo and multimedia exhibitions producer, as organizer and administrator of photography collections and as a photography and visual perception teacher.
Graduated in Journalism at PUC-SP and post-graduated in Art and Human Development by Faculdade Messiânica, she attended photography and image editing courses at Senac, in São Paulo, and at the London School of Communications, at Greenwich College, at Photofusion and at the Publishing Training Center, London.
Tina worked as a photojournalist in São Paulo in the 1980s and 1990s, collaborating for the newspapers O Estado de São Paulo, the extinct Jornal da Tarde, Folha de S.Paulo, the publications of Abril, Globo and Bloch Editors, and the British newspaper The Guardian. Tina also built her career in the third sector as a photographer, picture editor, photography teacher, project coordinator, fundraiser and administrator, both in Brazil and in the UK.
From 1989 to 1991, she lived in the Amazon, developing photography teaching projects (participatory photography) for the youths assisted by the NGO Projeto Saúde e Alegria, as well as collaborating with photo reportages for Agencia Estado and conducting personal photo documentation projects of the Amazon region which were published in vehicles in Brazil, Argentina, the United States and in the UK. She contributed to a Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s scientific expedition.
From 1996 to 2009 Tina lived in England, where she was a correspondent photographer for the extinct Revista Manchete and worked as a picture editor, administrator and organizer of the NGO CAFOD´s photographic archive and as an administrator of NGO AbleChildAfrica.
Tina is the author of the photo documentary Brazilian Amazon, which was presented in lectures at schools, universities and cultural centers in Brazil and in the UK.
Back in Brazil in 2009, she set up a photo studio for e-commerce products in São Paulo. She also worked as a picture editor and a photographer for the Time Out SP magazine and as exhibitions producer for DOC Gallery, the Nikon Gallery and for three editions of the anual photo festival Mostra SP de Fotografia. She then became the curator and organizer of the multimedia and photojournalism exhibitions of the Casa Pública in Rio de Janeiro – the cultural branch of the Agência Pública of independent journalism. At Agência Pública she worked as a special projects manager and a fundraiser.
She has been teaching photography since 1989. She taught at the Cultural Workshops sponsored by the State Secretariat of Culture of São Paulo and running workshops on photography and visual perception in schools, NGOs, museums, universities and art centers in Brazil and in England.
Tina has been a volunteer for NGOs in the field of photography and project coordination since the 1980s. In Brazil, she contributed to the Comissão Pró-Índio de SP, Projeto Saúde e Alegria, Projeto Mulheres de Parelheiros, Agents of Socio-Environmental Transformation. In England, she volunteered at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, the British Refugee Center – Day Center and Way Widowed & Young.
On her current activities, she teaches photography courses and workshops, is a speaker on her photographic research, she organizes multimedia exhibitions and photographs on her own documentary and artistic projects. She is a member of the collective of women visual artists 1MULHERporM2 and affiliated with the Network of Cultural Producers of Photography in Brazil – RPCFB
Logo by Tina Vieira/Estúdio Vermelho;
Portuguese text editor by Carlos Tranjan/Página Viva;
Picture of Tina by Iara Venanzi