Tom Correia was born in Salvador, Bahia. Writer-photographer with a background in journalism, has several publications and hybrid trajectory that involves projects in street photography and literature.
Curator for two editions of the International Literary Party of Cachoeira - Flica, is the author of the volumes of short stories Memorial of the mediocre (Braskem Award 2002), Under a deep gray sky (2011) and , Slopes, alleys & tatters (2015) and has participated in residences at the Sacatar Institute (Itaparica) and the Hangar Artistic Research Center (Lisbon). He also has an unpublished book, Club of nihilists, which features stories inspired by images of iconic photographers, such as Vivian Maier, Voltaire Fraga, Gordon Parks and Fan Ho.
Since 2015, he has been developing Brief cartography of the silence, a photographic project that proposes to present apparently random records captured on the streets. His series UnBlack Lisbon – the invisibility of black people in the Portuguese photography was presented at the 2nd Baiana Photography Colloquium and was part of group exhibitions. In addition to teaching mobgraphy classes, he is currently dedicated to selecting series and images for the publication of his first photobook.