About Documentary & Travel Photographer Jorge Lima


Jorge Lima is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker.  Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a kid growing up, he always had a vision and an innate ability for the arts. His imagination grew as the family moved to El Salvador and Mexico within three years, giving Jorge a broader view of the world and an enabling the birth of his creativity. Lima decided in high school he wanted to pursue a career in film, and attended Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Within two years at Suffolk, Lima immersed himself in film and photography, as his passion was evident with his peers and his professors. To gain a more hands on knowledge of film, Lima decided to transfer to Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida which is one of the most renown and state-of-the-art film schools in the country.

While studying at Full Sail, Lima learned to fine tune his creativity and gain a better understanding of filmmaking and photography. With accelerated courses, sometimes spanning up to 15 hours a day, he graduated within a year and received top honors in his class with the Director’s Course Award. He also earned the opportunity to intern at the American Pavilion/Kodak Student Filmmaker Program during the Cannes Film Festival in 2005, and relished the chance to network with industry professionals and gained invaluable experience as one of a handful of selected students across the country chosen for the program. Lima returned to finish his studies at Full Sail, and directed his debut music video outside of school for Brooklyn, New York based band Calla. He graduated in the fall of 2005 and is currently working on debut film Paths to Freedom, a human rights documentary spanning over two decades on Cuban political prisoners, most notably Huber Matos and Angel De Fana and the stories of their struggles to survive years of beatings, hunger strikes, and torture in Cuba’s La Cabana prison.

As his interest in film grew, so did his passion for photography. With a keen sense of beautiful landscapes and portraits, Lima traveled to Peru in the summer of 2006 where he captured the amazing culture of Pisac and Cuzco. The backdrop of the mountains and villages inspired him to develop spectacular photos of the countryside in a documentary/photojournalistic style.  Lima also has traveled extensively and photographed:  Europe, Scandinavia, China, Mexico, Central and South America.   Giving him a wide range of photojournalism and allowing him to discover new cultures to incorporate into his portfolio. His passion for photography and his appreciation of various cultures in the world has inspired Lima to master his creativity and vision, and lead him to become a winner in the People's Choice Awards hosted by 2010 Px3 de la Photographie, Paris. 

"Px3 is one of Europe's biggest and most prestigious photography competition." - CameraArts Magazine