Renowned photographer Ricardo Khalil Abrahao has been announced as the winner of Connections Milan ‘Photo Editorial’ category for his latest story for Vogue Portugal.

The Brazilian artist with Arab roots, represented by MMG Art Production in the Middle East and Europe, shot the story for ‘The Lucky’ March ’24 issue. The prestigious award was given amongst numerous submissions and judged by a panel of experts from Versace, Prada, Valentino and more.

The editorial itself was heavily inspired by superstitions, lucky amulets and symbols, with the styling leaning heavily on the impact of the goddess and sainthood. The vibrant colors and contrast reflect the variety of cultures that stimulate the concept. Abrahao’s creative vision has seen his photography published in Vogue, L’Officiel and Numero, to name a few. Based between Paris and Dubai, his Palestinian and Lebanese heritage remains a major influence in his work, and ties him closely to the UAE market with clients in the region booking him regularly since his representation began with MMG Artists, a creative agency based in Dubai, Paris and London, operating worldwide. The agency represents and supports a diverse roster of internationally recognised and emerging talent in the worlds of photography, style, beauty, and videography, from all corners of the globe.

Beyond day-to-day management, the agency supports artists and clients on projects of all varieties, including full production services, studios and models, alongside sister agencies MMG Art Production, MMG Models & MMG Talent.

Connections, hosted on May 21st in Milan, Italy, is an illustrious industry event, and Le Book’s custom-made trade show built specifically for the creative community. The gathering is hosted in multiple worldwide destinations, and brings thousands of participants and attendees together for networking, portfolio-viewing, trend-spotting and idea-sharing every year.

Le Book itself is considered an international reference for photography, design, production and events. The network was founded in 1982, and connects the industry globally, operating three offices in three countries and producing five sets of books annually, all internationally distributed. The resource covers a myriad of needs related to photography, illustration, production, art direction, advertising, music and fashion, and subsequently has been referenced and dressed by industry titans such as Karl Lagerfeld, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue and many more.

About Ricardo Khalil Abrahao

Ricardo Khalil Abrahao is a Brazilian fashion photographer with Palestinian and Lebanese origins.
He started his career in product and graphic design, working with the Campanha brothers on artistic projects for The Guggenheim, MoMA and Lacoste, among others.
He first fell in love with photography while backpacking in Asia for 8 months and he later did his masters in photography in Paris. He had his images exhibited in Arles for the Photography Festival, in Cannes for the Advertising Festival and in Paris.
His publications include VOGUE, GLAMOUR, ELLE, GQ, L’OFFICIEL, L’OFFICIEL HOMMES, MARIE CLAIRE, ESQUIRE, NUMERO and others. Models and celebrities include Monica Bellucci, Nick Jonas, Zayn, Anitta, Charlie Puth, Chloe Moretz, Niall Horan, Roisin Murphy, Winnie Harlow, David Gandy, Eva Herzigova and Isabeli Fontana.
Ricardo currently lives in Paris but also enjoys traveling around the world with his lens.

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