Paula Dias Leite
MA in Documentary Photography (University of Westminster - UK)
PhD Candidate in Art and Design (University of Lapland - Finland)
Paula Dias Leite is a Brazilian photographer, researcher and visual storyteller from Rio de Janeiro. She has worked as a researcher, photographer and picture editor in contemporary storytelling for over 15 years for Reuters, BBC Comic Relief, O Estado de Sao Paulo, NGOs, and UN agencies worldwide. Paula holds an MA in Documentary Photography, University of Westminster and BA in Communication Science (Cinema Studies/ Journalism) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Lapland, Finland, where she researchers the impact and implications of technology in storytelling in today's humanitarian communication practices, such as the ones using VR and AR in fundraising campaigns.