Tom Correia is a Brazilian street photographer, writer and journalist born and based in Salvador, Bahia. Since 1991 he’s involved in producing images, but only few years ago he started also to dedicate himself to visual narratives. In 2015, he won an artist residency prize of Sacatar Institute to develop the project Chronicles of a furyless sea, which became an essential experience. He took part of a work group of visual art in Bahia Museum of Modern Art Museum and he was also invited to become a member of Sacatar Institute Board of Directors. Between January-March 2017, he lived in Lisbon to develop Brief cartography of the silence, a photography residency project granted by Bahia Department of Culture. In Photography he looks for inspiration in masters such as José Medeiros, Maureen Bisilliat, Eugene Atget, Jacob Riis and Juan Rulfo. Nowadays, he’s developing authorial photo street essays and visual narratives in order to publish his first photobook and also to do his first exhibition.
In Literature he began his career in 2002, when he won the Braskem Prize. His published books include Memorial of the Mediocre and Under a Deep Gray Sky. His third volume of short stories, Slopes, Alleys & Tatters, has been awarded two grants: co-publishing Books by Black Authors, from the National Library Foundation, and the Literary Creation grant from the FUNCEB-Bahia Department of Culture (SecultBA). His work has appeared in the anthologies As baianas and 82, one World Cup, fifteen short stories. He was one of the Brazilian writers invited to take part in the anthology Wir sind bereit (We are Ready) published in Germany by Lettrétage.