Leonel de Castro has always been connected to photojournalism in Jornal de Notícias and in the group where it belongs (Notícias Magazine, Volta ao Mundo, Evasões, Diário de Notícias and O Jogo).
Leonel de Castro has collected several awards and distinctions throughout his professional career.
From the Vision Awards to the Fuji Portugal Photojournalism Award, Estação Imagem and the Society for News Design, which he has won with the Pacheco de Miranda Awards for reporting in East Timor, South Africa and the USA, among others.
His works have also resulted in several exhibitions, both individual and collective, and publications such as Pare, Escute, Olhe(Civilização Editora), Lugares Alentejanos na Literatura Portuguesa (Estação Imagem) or Um Território Musealizado – Museu da Memória Rural.
Besides photojournalism, he has also been teaching at the Instituto Português de Fotografia, at the Escola Superior Artística do Porto and at the Master of Communication of the University of Minho.
He has a degree in Social Communication from the School of Journalism, has also completed the course of Photography at the School of Artistic Studies of Oporto, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Minho.