Born in Rio de Janeiro from a portuguese family, Renan Cepeda started taking black and white pictures at the age of 11. In the 80s, his experience was enriched with photojournalism at the newspaper Jornal do Brasil. Cepeda has collaborated in the most important Brazilian newspapers and magazines and held the position of correspondent for the French agency SIPA-Presse. Having his full time now devoted to the fine art photography, Renan Cepeda has been recognized for his artistic research on unusual photographic techniques such as infrared photography and light painting. He maintains his atelier in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, where he fouded with Kitty Paranagu√° and Thiago Barros the ATELIE ORIENTE, producing exhibitions and wokshops in its space.