Cristiano F. Burmester is a professional photographer since 1993, although photography has been an integral part of his life since his teenage years.
Initially as a photojournalist, Dr. Burmester worked as a free-lancer for several different magazines such as: Terra/Earth, Horizonte Geográfico, Náutica, and Mergulho/Diving, producing extensive features about travel, social documentaries, nature and science.
In 1999 Cristiano combined the versatility and knowledge acquired as a photojournalist to the rigor and creativity of advertising, working for well-know agencies and clients such as DM9DDB, WIT, Dreamaker, National Geographic Traveler, Boa Forma, Louis Dreyfus, Petrobrás, International Paper, and Terra, while maintaining his comercial and journalistic assignments.
His academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics followed by a M.Sc. degree in the area of Communication, and a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics. He is also a photography and imaging professor for Journalism, Design and Advertising majors at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil.
2015. Brazilian Art Exhibition Gallery 75. Dubai. United Arab Emirates 2013. Salon D’Art de Automne Alliance Française. São Paulo. Brasil. 2010. Contemporary Art Fair. Padova Fiere. Padova, Italy.
2008. International Contemporay Art Biennal of Mexico. Universidad Chapingo. Mexico City, Mexico
2005. Nature in Colors Cásper Líbero Foundation. São Paulo, Brasil. 2000. Light Color and Form in the Underwater World National Historical Museum. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2012 - Photography Masters Cup - Honorary Color Master: Bronze medal in Fashion, International Color Awards.
2011 - National Geographic Brasil / Best of the Year 2011.
2011 - Photography Masters Cup - Honorary Color Master: Nominee in Nature, International Color Awards.
2008 - Lurzer’s Archive, Best Advertising Photography.
2005 - Conrado Wessel Foundation Advertising Photography Award. 2004 - Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Boston – USA.
2004 - Conrado Wessel Foundation Advertising Photography Award. 2002 - NIKON World Photo Award
1999 - FUNARTE – National Foundation of Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.