Larissa Alves

Brazilian Photographer, Filmmaker and Visual Anthropologist based in London.            


Brazilian Photographer, Filmmaker and Visual Anthropologist familiar with all stages of photography and filmmaking from conception to editing - combining ethnographic research, social documentary and creative visual narratives I can offer wide-ranging assistance in the production of short-films, documentaries, research projects, live events and promotional materials.



Goldsmiths, University of London - London, UK

MA in Visual Anthropology, 2012 to 2013

Completed modules include: Anthropology of Art; Critique, Theory and Representation; Anthropology Video Production; Ethnographic Film and Cinema Studies.

Research interests: Indigenous media and activism; Folk art; Brazilian Cinema and low budget independent film; Urban Anthropology and Migration studies.


Blake College - London, UK.

BTEC in Photography, 2009 – 2010


UNICAP - Universidade Católica de Pernambuco - Recife, Brazil.

BA in Social Communication, 2003 – 2007



Freelance Filmmaker Ongoing

  • Ethnographic interviews and observational footage for Ipsos Mori study on psoriasis (Including fieldwork, notes and editing)
  • Producing short-films for clients including London Mural Preservation Society, New Leaf and Streetscape. (Researching, planning, filming and editing)
  • Interview, translation and subtitling work for BAMM – a visual thinking company.
  • Assistant editor for Ipsos Mori study on money.


Freelance Photographer Ongoing

  • Documentary projects including collaboration with London Chinatown Oral History project - Chinese Mental Health Association documenting Chinese immigration in London and a photo essay about Waste Recyclers in Recife, Brazil.
  • Freelance work including book projects, film stills, promotional materials, events and conferences. 


Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School.

Teacher assistant, 2013-2014


UNICAP - Universidade Católica de Pernambuco - Recife, Brazil.

Photographic Assistant, 2010 - 2011

  • Responsible for maintenance and organization of photographic studios and darkroom; introducing darkroom techniques; assisting students and professors in the use of laboratory facilities; organizing and photographing talks/events.


Sistema Jornal do Commércio de Comunicação - Recife, Brazil.

Photojournalist, 2006 – 2008

  • Photographer at a leading regional newspaper based in Recife working on diverse briefs spanning economy, tourism, politics, culture and crime.


UNICAP - Universidade Católica de Pernambuco - Recife, Brazil.

Monitor of photojournalism, 2006



Nikon DSLRs; Canon DM-XM3/DM-XM4; Panasonic DVX100A/HVX200; Final Cut Pro; Photoshop; MS Office Suite; Windows and Mac OS.



Brazilian Portuguese: mother tongue; English: Fluent; Spanish: Intermediate.