BBC Profile Mario Macilau

September 9, 2015

The BBC have published a major piece on Mario Macilau in their online magazine. Titled Mario Macilau: The street child who became a top photographer, the feature focusses on his Maputo Steet children series and includes some great quotes from Mario

 

"Mario Macilau was 14 and living on the streets of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, when he got his hands on a camera. He taught himself to use it - and 12 years later he was holding a solo exhibition in Lisbon. Here he explains how he snapped his way out of poverty.

 


As a boy, I dreamed of becoming a journalist. But then I got caught up with day-to-day troubles. When your life is full of worry it is like the future does not exist...."

The full article can be accessed via this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34090145