Samuca was born and raised in Contagem – MG. He started working at a young age and studiedand dropped out of two academic subjects: cinema and journalism. He worked for five years in a local newspaper, and by the time he was done working there, he wanted to conquer the world! That’s when he joined Reuters; while there, he covered the massacre in Tahir Square in Egypt, went in the largest slum in the world in Kênia, and tried (and failed) to enter Somalia. Returned to Brazil and began contributing to Folha de SP; that’s when he gave everything up and went full time into advertising, like a technical school for film making. In photojournalism he discovered that it could be the bridge between these two worlds, one of futility and the other of difficulties, found happiness in both, but still wonders if we are equal in disgrace.