My name is Luís Salvador, a Portuguese biologist and photographer specialised in documental and travel photography and with a degree in biology from the University of the Algarve. Although my professional path has evolved from the practical  side of science, my unwavering curiosity and dedication to the conservation of the natural world and the protection of rural communities remain unchanged.

In 2015, I worked in Herdade dos Grous, a tourism and winery company, where I organised birdwatching tours in the Alentejo region (Portugal) created nature activities for families to enhance their connection with nature, created a photography portfolio to promote the biodiversity in Alentejo and collaborated on sustainability projects within the agriculture sector.

Additionally, I have contributed to various volunteer initiatives with organizations such as LPN (League for the Protection of Nature), SPEA (Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds), and ICNF (Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests). These experiences have provided me with valuable insights into conservation efforts and the pivotal role that organisations play in safeguarding the biodiversity of our planet.

I’ve been based in Amsterdam for the past four years, developing my creative career and improving my skills in visual storytelling and creative design. It was during a period of self-reflection that I realised the importance of returning to my roots as a biologist and use my knowledge to explore the stories that matter and people tend to forget.


2023, Honorable Mention in People: Portrait Category
in 7th Edition of ND Awards Awards

2023, Honorable Mention in Portrait Category
in 7th Edition of Monovisions Awards

2023, Honorable Mention in People Category
in 7th Edition of Monovisions Awards

2020, Honorable Mention in Street Category
in 7th Edition of Monovisions Awards


DOCU Magazine
15, 290-294, 2023

Salvador, Luís e Mira, Napoleão
A Luz de Santiago”, CMCV, 2018


“A Luz de Santiago”
Museu da Ruralidade, Castro Verde, Portugal.