Born in Rio de Janeiro, daughter of a journalist and a teacher, Ana Carolina Fernandes, from an early age, showed a passion for photography, winning her first camera at age 13. It was common to leave school and spend the afternoon in his father’s newspaper, ‘Tribuna da Imprensa’. She was charmed mainly by the lead letters in the montage of the pages, then made by linotype, and the photographic laboratory she thought was pure magic. She followed the natural path, becoming a photojournalist at age 19. Her major references were Cartier – Bresson and Magnum Photographers and in Brazil Maureen Bisiliat and Claudia Andujar, who made long reports by the great Brazilian backlands and indigenous tribes. Another look that enchanted the young photographer was that of José Medeiros. She followed the work of these photographers in the magazines ‘Realidade’, ‘O Cruzeiro’ and also ‘Life Magazine’.
Today she develops documental documentary projects telling stories with an always humanist vision but without abandoning photojournalism.