Daniel Taveira was born in Tocantinopolis, Tocantins, Brazil. In 2010, after putting aside his Masters Degree in Finances from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Taveira moved to Mexico. In Mexico, he met renowned photographer Nadine Markova and became her disciple. Studying under Markova, Taveira began to pursue the “decisive instant,” which meant his lenses would capture the uniqueness of everyday moments through light, colors, forms, expressions and emotions. Taveira’s portraits are lavish depictions of humanity's diversity, his landscape and urban photographs are pristine in technique, abundant, full of colors and shapes.
Taveira exposes his works in large international public/private centers and organizations such as: Veracruz Cultural and Social Center, Mexico City, Mexico 2014; House of Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 2016; Art Sacred Museum of Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico 2016; Art Sacred Museum of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil 2017; Art Sacred Museum of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil 2017; ArtBrazil 2016 and 2017, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Florida, EUA, among other international art centers. Spectrum Miami Art Show, USA in 2017; Diversity Museum of São Paulo, SP, Brazil 2018; Art & Design Gallery, Miami, FL, USA 2018; History and Folklore Museum of Olympia, Olympia, Brazil 2018; Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad, INDIA 2018; Concrete Space, Miami, USA 2018; Coffee Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2017 and 2018; Cultural Foundation of Palmas, Palmas, Brazil 2017 and 2018; INAH - National Institute of Anthropology and History, International airport of Mexico City, Terminal II, Mexico 2018/2019; Book ''ANONYMOUS - Children of God'' Launched at Soumaya Museum, Mexico City. Mexico; Museo Regional de Tlaxcala - INAH, Tlaxcala, Mexico 2019; Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo - INAH, Mexico City, Mexico 2019/2020; ENFOQUE 2020, Museo Regional de Queretaro - INAH, Queretaro, Mexico 2020; Projete Arte - Galeria Zero "Art Sacred Museum of São Paulo / Minhocão'' São Paulo, Brazil.
Press Choice Award Photography, ArtBrazil 2017 | Honors Award Overall Outstanding Participation Photography, ArtBrazil 2017 | Shoot The Frame International Photography Award, Best Portrait Shoot The Face Award 2018 | Monochrome Awards - International Black and White Photography contest 2018 - Portrait Honorable Mention.
CEO, Centro Unibes Cultural
São Paulo, Brazil
Founder of Comunicación Spread
Mexico City, Mexico
Founder of ArtBrazil
Curator / Photographer
CEO, Museu de Arte
Sacra de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Daniel Taveira uses photography as a tool of expression and his soul as his guide. Daniel’s photographic documentary art is striking, unforgettable, and causes those who observe to think and question paradigms that many still prefer to maintain or keep in silence.
Daniel Taveira lapidates the image in the craftsmanship of the photographer. I accompany his work, which in each definite theme, shows an expression that best formulates his restlessness as an artist.
It allows journalistic, documentary and artistic resources with so much power and technique that, in the end, certifies their creative identity
The photographer Daniel Taveira works with two equipments simultaneously: his camera and his soul. I believe that, just like that, could capture not of people themselves, but of their interiors.
Daniel Taveira has been able to demonstrate, after years of pursuing the most authentic essence of the inhabitants of this world. His images blur religions, sex and beliefs to tell us that our origin is the same as that of a child who walks barefoot in Africa, a fisherman who gets up early in Brazil, someone who covers his face, except his eyes, in anywhere in the world.
Founder of The55Project
Marketing, Art Consultant & Promoter
Chairwoman, Founder of BCMA South America / Head of Branded Content & Entertainment Strategy, São Paulo, Brazil
Film-maker / Founder of ASAS,
São Paulo, Brazil
Daniel Taveira moves us beyond measure to discover and capture the great truth that inhabits the individuals in their communities, in the most diverse cultures. While this incredible photographer surrenders and embraces, without filters, human truth, presents us with an immensity of integrity and vulnerability, and in infinite doses.
Daniel Taveira, a look at the Diversity of Feeling. A moment, a look, and a click eternalizing an image, a gesture, a feeling, a whole life story. His photography is able to define a new way of looking at life, of recording the simplest events of daily life in such an engaging way that everything seems magnificently strong and expansive.
Daniel Taveira seeks the emotion. His humanistic photography portrays the rural, the tribes, the everyday, the social theme, focusing on the rawest humanity. But it is with all this language loaded with truths, characters and stories that it shows that it is possible to turn struggle, resistance and resilience into beautiful images.
The mystique that Daniel Taveira's brings, raises the anonymous to the divine. A magnificent record around the world that connects us with the humanity that inhabits us. It is perhaps the only opportunity of these anonymous lives to say: