Address: Rua Eng. Mario Machado, 35/402, Gávea
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
22451-180 Brasil
Phones: Home (21)3435-9392
Cell (21)8119-3982
Freelance reporter (Rio de Janeiro)
Stories about global warming & climate change in the Arctic for Epoca news magazine.
Since 2007.
Freelance Photojournalist (Rio de Janeiro)
Reuters, Folha de S. Paulo, Época, Istoé, U. N. and many other publications.
Since 2004.
Freelance Photojournalist / Owner of Midnight Sun Photo (Barrow, AK)
Journalistic work published in magazines and newspapers in U.S.A., Brazil and Argentina.
Clients: Associated Press, Anchorage Daily News, Newsweek, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Las
Vegas Review Journal.
Documental: Iñupiat Heritage Center,
Corporate: North Slope Borough School District, Tuzzy Library, Ilisagvik College, Arctic Slope
Native Association, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation. Freelance photographer since June 1996.
Newspaper : Folha de S. Paulo (Rio de Janeiroʼs Branch, Brazil)
Photo Editor from 1991 to 1996.
Photographer from 1989 to 1990.
Newspaper : O Globo (Rio, Brazil)
Photographer during 1989.
Newspaper : New York Newsday (New York City)
Intern Photographer from March to July 1988.
FotoRioGrafia School (Rio , Brazil)
Teacher of photojournalism, 1993.
Centro Universitário de Fotografia- PUC University (Rio, Brazil)
Teacher of Photo I, 1983.
Getty Images – America 24/7 Getty Images Collection
Since 2003.
Accent Alaska Stock Photos (Girdwood, Alaska)
Member since 2003.
Olhar Imagens Digital Photo Agency (São Paulo, Brazil)
Founding Member since 2001.
Pulsar Photojournalism Agency (São Paulo, Brazil)
Member since 1994.
Iñupiat Heritage Center (Barrow, Alaska)
300 images on the permanent collection. 2002
Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation (Anchorage & Barrow, Alaska)
3 sets of 20 images portfolio. 2008
North-Slope Borough, Public Works Department
Barrow, Alasca. 2007.
11 anos no Alasca / 11 Years in Alaska
Text and pictures. Ediouro, Brazil, 2008.
America at Home
100 photographers selected in the USA to document life in American homes during one week in
2007. By Rick Smolan & David Cohen, DK Publishing.
America 24/7 e Alaska 24/7
100 photographers selected in the USA to document life in America during one week in 2004. By
Rick Smolan & David Cohen, DK Publishing.
Down of the 21st Century: The Millennium Photo Project
Photographers all over the world documenting the 24 hours around the turn of the millennium.
Smashing Books!, Canada, 2000.
Pilgallasiñiq Ivalupianik/Learning to Braid “Real” Thread
Bilingual book on how to make thread out of caribou tendons for sewing the whaling seal skin
boat. Ilisagvik College and Iñupiaq History, Language and Culture Commission, April 2000,
Barrow, AK.
Brasil: 22 de Abril de 1500-1999 (Brazil: April 22nd, 1500-1999)
Bilingual book on one hundred photographers documenting daily life in the country for 24 hours.
Coordination by Paula Simas and Ilara Viotti. Brasília, Ipiranga, 1999.
Passeios na Zona Norte (Strolling the Suburbs)
Short stories and photographs of the suburbs of Rio
Book edited by Gama Filho University, 1995.
Encantos do Rio (Charming Rio)
Book edited by Editora Salamandra,1995.
Rio Sob a Lente de Seus Fotógrafos (Rio Under the Lens of Its Photographers)
Book edited by Rio de Janeiroʼs City Hall for the Earth Summit Conference, 1992.
A Palavra em Construção (The Word Under Construction)
Short stories book with photos edited by Carioca Engenharia, 1991/1992.
The Millennium Photo Project (Canada)
Judgeʼs Award Photo, 2000.
Alaska Magazine Photo Contest (USA)
2 Honorable Mentions, 1999.
Alaska Airlines Magazine Photo Contest (USA)
Second Place, 1997.
Best of Photography Annual (USA)
Honorable Mention, 1997.
FINEP Salon of Photojournalism (Brazil)
Honorable Mention in Photojournalism, 1995.
Festival do Minuto (Brazil)
Second Place, 1995.
Exxon Award of Journalism (Brazil)
Honorable Mention in Photojournalism, 1994.
Folha de S. Paulo Award of Journalism (São Paulo, Brazil)
Best Picture Published at the newspaper in 1993.
Nikon International Contest (Japan)
Honorable Mention in Color Photography, 1991/1992.
Botanical Gardens Photo Contest (Rio, Brazil)
Third Place in Professional Journalism, 1991.
Coca-Cola Award for the best photo on ROCK IN RIO II
Best Picture, 1991.
People of Whaling
Museu da Republica (Museum), Rio de Janeiro, March 2007
Quonset Huts: Metal Living for a Modern Age
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, 2005-2006.
People of Whaling
Iñupiat Heritage Center Museum, Barrow, Alaska 2004.
Down of the 21st Century: The Millennium Photo Project
International traveling exhibition, 2000.
Brasil: 22 de Abril de 1500-1999 (Brazil: April 22nd, 1500-1999)
One hundred photographers documenting daily life in the country for 24 hours. Coordination by
Paula Simas and Ilara Viotti. Traveling exhibition in Brasília, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, 2000.
FINEP Salon of Photojournalism 1995
National Photojournalism, FINEP Gallery , Rio, Brazil, 1996.
Zona Norte: Um Jeito de Ser Carioca
Photographs of the Suburb of Rio, Gama Filho University, Rio, Brazil, 1995.
II Biennial of Photography in São Paulo
National Photojournalism, Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil, 1995.
Photographic Retrospective 1993
Best Pictures of the Year from the Photographers of Folha de S. Paulo West Plaza Shopping - São Paulo, Brazil, 1994.
Frente e Verso
Photojournalism at the Communication College, Federal University UFRJ - Rio, Brazil, 1993.
Golpe de Vista
Sports Photojournalism from the Archives of Folha de S. Paulo Casa da Fotografia FUJI - São Paulo, Brazil, 1992.
Foco em Van Gogh
Metara Gallery - Rio, Brazil, 1990.
With other photojournalists: Evandro Texeira, Walter Firmo, Sérgio Zalis and Carlos TDC.
Second Week of Journalism at PUC University - Rio, Brazil, 1993.
Yale University - Connecticut, USA - 1989.
Seminary: Photo Criticism.
International Center of Photography - New York City, USA - 1987/ 1988.
Courses: Photojournalism on the Streets.
Techniques for Photojournalism.
Interpretive Black & White Printing.
Palladium Printing.
School of Visual Arts - New York City, USA - 1987/1988.
Courses:Travel Photography.
Computer Graphics on Macintosh - Designing with a Computer.
Fashion Institute of Technology - New York City, USA - 1997.
Course: Color- In the Studio
Pontifícia Universidade Católica, PUC - Rio, Brazil.
Diploma: Baccalaureate in Visual Communication, 1983 to 1986.
Colégio Teresiano
High School with professionalizing course in Publicity Drawing.
Portuguese: Fluent.
English: Fluent.
Spanish: Fluent.
French: Good comprehension, reading and writing.
Italian: Good comprehension, reading and writing.
Full Name: Luciana Whitaker de Assumpção Dias Garcia Aikins.
Citizenships: Brazilian, American and Portuguese.
Birth: January 20th 1965.