New Graphis Photography Master Athena Azevedo

Based in NYC and Brazil, Athena Azevedo is a photographer, art director, producer, and curator. At the age of eight, she first discovered her passion for photography while shooting with her grandma’s autofocus point and shoot camera. Despite pursuing cinema at first, Azevedo went on to study photography at UC Berkeley, where she studied with photographers Janet Delaney and Ken Light, and the feminist Vietnamese filmmaker, Trinh T. Minh-Ha.

Featured above are “Death” (left), created for EPIC Eye Magazine, and “TheSeventhSeal2” (right), for The International Brazilian Opera Company.

In 2009, she moved to NYC where she continued her pursuit in fine art photography and became a part of the NYC up-and-coming post-print-era photojournalist scene. In 2013, Azevedo started working with award-winning Graphis Master design duo, Toshiaki and Hisa Ide, at IF Studio. As the in-house photographer at IF Studio, her work has garnered international attention and has received 63 awards since 2014, in collaboration with Toshiaki and Hisa Ide.

Her photographs for EPIC Eye magazine also include “Coco_Finely” (above left) and “Bobby” (above right).

Azevedo’s photography has been featured in ad campaigns in Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, New York Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. She has also photographed top models Bobby Roache and Tereza Bouchalova, as well as internationally renowned Chef Nobu. She has also shot portraits of significant emerging and established artists, including virtual reality filmmaker Eliza McNitt, painter Kristin Simmons, and choreographer Regina Miranda.

Azevedo’s conceptual and visually compelling photography joins the ranks of her mentors at IF Studio, as she obtains the title of Graphis Photography Master.

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