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Ian Cheibub (b.1999) is a visual storyteller based in Brazil. In his work, Ian tries to understand what are the mechanisms that the people from the Global South develop to survive and how they empower their own narratives through cultural, political and social tools. As such, his areas of interest are related to human rights, religion and popular culture

Ian currently works covering stories in Brazil for international media outlets. His photo and video works have also been published on GEO Magazine, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, De Volkskrant, STERN, VICE, NRC, among other outlets.

Awards and exhibitions

2022 - International Photography Awards - Editorial/Photo Essay - Golgotha - 2nd Place

2022 - VII Academy Mentor Program - Latin America

2022 - Sharjah Art Foundation - Group exhibition

2022 - Helsinki Photo Festival - Winner

2022 - World Report Awards/Festival della Fotografia Etica - Finalist

2022 - International Photography Awards - Finalist

2022 - Pulitzer Center Grant 

2022 - Lugano Award - Finalist

2022 - ANI - Coup de Coeur

2021 - Ian Parry Scholarship - Winner

2021 - Paraty em Foco - Finalist

2021 - 76 College Photographer of the Year - Gold, Documentary Essay, "Golgotha"

2021 - 76 College Photographer of the Year - Award of Excellence, Portfolio

2019 - Canon Student Program, Festival Visa Pour L'image - Chosen Portfolio 

2019 - Association des Iconographes - Coup de Coeur