Mário Macilau contemplates if aging is an encumbering blessing in his work “Esquecidos,” a project dedicated to the elderly in Africa: http://blog.leica-camera.com/photographers/interviews/mario-macilau-aging-an-encumbering-blessing/
Peace (The Zionist series)
Image of Mario Macilau - Untitled #1
Former street child Mario Macilau, as he uses photography to investigate the growing gap between rich and poor in Mozambique. “There is no longer a middle class in our country,” says Mario.
From the series 'The Zionists', Mozambique by Mario Macilau
Mario Macilau is a Mozambican photographer gaining international recognition for his pictures which are described as “alarming and provoking but utterly human.” We follow Macilau as he documents the people who live and work in one of Maputo’s largest rubbish dumps. Watch the latest film in ‘The New African Photography’ series | http://aje.me/ZJFml9
Mario Macilau: The street child who became a top photographer
Stairs of Shadows by Mario Macilau In this abandoned old building in downtown Maputo there are no toilets and water must be drawn from a nearby source. Rubbish is rarely collected. The lack of basic amenities means that street children don't stay in any one place for long.
Mario Macilau, Life goes on (woman carrying bags) 2009.