Living in Portugal, Mauricio Abreu has been a professional photographer for thirty seven years. He principally photographs landscape and culture heritage. Portraiture is also one of his passions. Throughout his career, he has built up a huge and detailed collection of images of Portugal. When he is not in his studio, Mauricio can be found wandering the wild places and beautiful cities of Portugal, or the ancient cities of the Silk Road, producing images that document the culture of these places and their relationship with nature and environmental surroundings.
He has published and co-ordinated a collection of photographic books about various regions of Portugal, accompanied by texts written by several Portuguese writers. Several of his 29 books have been published by major Portuguese publishing houses. In 1997 he was honoured with the Honour Medal of Culture by Setubal City Council. He won the First (Gold) and Third (Bronze) prizes - Pictorial Category - in the European Professional Photographer of the 2009 Year Awards. He was elected Qualified European Photographer in Landscape Photography by the Federation of European Professional Photographers Associations in Belgium.
The MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology), bordering the Tagus river, was designed by British architect Amanda Levete. Lisbon, Portugal (MR)
Gold necklace and traditional costume (Lavradeira) of Minho. Our Lady of Agony Festivities, the biggest traditional festival in Portugal. Viana do Castelo.
Wood carved door at the Zaouia Naciri in Tamegroute. Zagora region, Draa Valley. Morocco
Beira Baixa mountain range at dawn. Ladeira, Portugal
Ramparts of the Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors), dating back to the 10th century, in the middle of the Sintra mountain range forest, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Portugal
Monument to the Discoveries (Padrao dos Descobrimentos), Lisbon, Portugal
The Festa dos Tabuleiros (Festival of the Trays) in Tomar. This festival is an ancient tradition, and the most important celebrated in the city, attracting people from all over the world. People parad...
The streets of Tomar during the Festa dos Tabuleiros (Festival of the Trays). Portugal
The old and traditional village of Pitoes das Junias. Peneda Geres National Park. Portugal
Religious places in the Praga district. Unlike the western parts of Warsaw, Praga remained relatively untouched during World War II and there is a lot of memorials to those who killed there. Warsaw, P...
Traditional running of wild bulls by the ^campinos^, during the Barrete Verde (Green Cap) festivities. Alcochete, Portugal
Mrs. Maria Claudina offers cakes to everybody during the traditional Winter festivities in Constantim. Tras-os-Montes, Portugal
A tramway in Alfama district with the Motherchurch (Se Catedral) in the background. Lisbon, Portugal
The Charola, with its origin in the 12th century, was the Templar Knight's oratorium within the Convent of Christ. a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tomar, Portugal
Cabo de Sao Vicente (Cape St. Vincent) and the lighthouse at dusk. The southwesternmost lighthouse in continental Europe. Algarve, Portugal
Pilgrims belonging to the Hermandad (Brotherhood) de Triana on their way to El Rocio. El Rocio pilgrimage, Andalusia. Spain
Foz do Arelho beach at sunset. Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Traditional mask used during the Winter Solstice Festivities. Parada de Infancoes, Tras-os-Montes. Portugal
Vineyards at the Vale da Vilarica along the Sabor river, Tras os Montes, Portugal
Exhibition of wines. Ermelinda Freitas winery, Fernando Po. Palmela, Portugal
The lake around the Venezia Restaurant on the Bulvar, the Caspian Sea Boulevard. Baku, Azerbaijan
Beautiful girls wearing traditional dresses, Azerbaijan State Museum of Art (National Art Museum of Azerbaijan). Baku, Azerbaijan
Wooden pillars piers, a palafite fishing harbour of Carrasqueira at dusk. Alentejo, Portugal
Horseman dressed with the traditional costume used to work with wild bulls. Alcochete, Portugal
Woman of Soganli wearing a traditional costume. Cappadocia, Turkey, Asia
Lava rocks on a stormy day at Lagido, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pico, Azores islands, Portugal
Terraced vineyards in the Douro region, a Unesco World heritage site. Portugal
Porter in Bodhgaya. India
A little village in the middle of the high mountains of central Madeira island, Portugal
Dabbawala of Mumbai (Bombay). They collect freshly cooked food from the house of the office workers and deliver it to their respective workplaces and return back the boxes by using several means of tr...
Amado beach, Algarve, Portugal
Fresh sardines from Setubal. Portugal
Riad inside the medina of Essaouira, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Morocco
Grona Lund, an amusement park. It is located on the Djurgarden island since 1883. Stockholm, Sweden
A group of Caretos dancing during the Winter Solstice Festivities. Salsas, Tras-os-Montes. Portugal
The traditional Christmas tree at Terreiro do Paco, the historic centre of Lisbon. Portugal
A mexican folk group, Mariachi Garibaldi, playing in Puerta del Sol. Madrid, Spain
The Shah-i-Zinda Ensemble includes mausoleums and other ritual buildings of 9-14th and 19th centuries. A Unesco World Heritage Site, Samarkand. Uzbekistan
Gur-e-Amir mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Timur (also known as Tamerlane, 1336-1405). It has a very important place in the history of Persian-Mongolian architecture. A Unesco World Heritage Site, Sa...
Ota Darvoza, the western gate to the old town of Khiva. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Uzbekistan