MOTHERS BEHIND BARS A mother waits to meet her son at a prison gate. Black poor children born in prison (or who have mothers in prison) are more likely to get involved in crime than those white, free and better off counterparts. The State in Brazil has the obligation to protect vulnerable children but rarely do so. At the end, grandmothers outside the prisons are, in fact, responsible for those left without assistance.

Luiz Santos 00 447733266863 United Kingdom


Luiz Santos is a photojournalist based in London and Brazil and has been working independently for some years producing stories in Brazil,  the Middle East, The EUA, Europe and Africa - He is graduated in Global Politics and International Relations (University of London) and has a MA in Documentary Photography (London College of Communications/University of the Arts)

Luiz Santos is the recipient of the Endframe Award - Promoted by The British Journal of Photography/Nikon and has exhibited consistently in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and China.

For four years Santos documented the influences of the Yoruba culture in Bahia/Brazil as well as the vibrant aspect of this culture in Nigeria. This project, entitled THE BOOK OF THE GODS, was exhibited in the United Kingdom in four occasions, and it is now being considered for publication.

Santos is represented by John Easterby, ex-Magnum and IPG.