Tiago Rodrigues da Costa
Content writer, reporter, and visual journalist, recently graduated from Southern Utah University. Lived about four years in rural America. Experience in the US mostly on campus—developed work for campus departments and student organisations. Experience in Portugal mostly as freelancer—built relationships with multiple clients in different markets. Native Portuguese, full professional English, professional working Spanish, and limited working French. Published articles in Portuguese and English markets. Currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.
"I started to study photography and soon I felt connected with this art like Malcolm X in his essay 'Literacy Behind Bars' did with his desire for words and stories. He was self-taught, had an intensive aim to learn. His sensation of freedom through literature and learning was everything as he explains, 'In fact, up to then, I never had been so truly free in my life' (580). I felt similarly with photography because I found a voice to express myself. To me, photography was writing with light; and for the first time, I was in a school who praised my creativity and wanted me to think out of box. Teachers asked me for new ways to see the world showing me that creativity is a life definition without limits. I felt happy studying for the first time."