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Larissa Zaidan was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She began her career in photojournalism at VICE Brazil in 2016. At VICE, she mainly documented youth culture and the LGBTQIA+ universe, photographing and directing documentaries such as the series on sex called "Transe".

In 2018, she was included in the list of promising young photographers by VICE Photo Issue. Her photographic works have been published in The New Yorker, Financial Times, Wired, California Sunday Magazine, and Business Week. In 2019, she worked as a director of photography on the film "35", which documented transgender life expectancy in Brazil. She has worked as a director of photography on documentaries for UOL, focusing on the survivalist universe, for Bloomberg on a series about deforestation in the Amazon, and on music videos and short films for artists such as Rico Dalasam and Black Alien. She has won awards such as Best Cinematography at the M-V-F Awards and Clio Awards. Currently, she is based in São Paulo.

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