Welcome! We create reportages, publications, and artworks devoted to unfold stories that represent the concatenation, the consolidation and the integration of our differences across distinct conditions, cultures, beliefs, generations, and latitudes.

Latest publications

Books, longform essays and shortform pieces where images pair up with texts to call upon our shared humanity and challenge the way people think about theirs and others’ life | more

Prints & Posters

Lerario Photos’ artworks offer a mix of practical and poetic utility to homes, offices or public spaces in more than 30 countries around the world. Here you find an increasing collection of our museum quality prints available for purchase | more

Latest from the blog

Stories from the field, encounters, behind the scenes moments, insights into our work, new collections, current events and workshops, technical resources and much more | view all

Oslo Opera House for the Municipality of Oslo

The Oslo Opera House (Norwegian: Operahuset) is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. It is part of the city’s revitalization strategy to redevelop the city’s historically...

Echoes of truth (on the marriage of images and words)

Photography is the universal language: normally, a good photograph should speak for itself and it should be able to speak to a large and diverse audience as well. Even so, to enlarge the visual field, it is common practice to...

The story behind our new logos

As you might have noticed, we were a bit silent last weeks. We have been working on new reportages, publications and exhibits as well as on a major redesign of our website and a full rebranding, with a great new logo -- called...

Visual diary

Short stories grabbed from our Instagram feed and chosen to suggest a larger narrative within a single moment.

About us

We are a boutique photo agency and an independent publisher — founded in 2008 by visual storyteller Claudio Maria Lerario — whose essence is a deep love for cultural and biological diversity in all its forms | more


As a social enterprise, we share our expertise and experience — built in 20+ years working for the international publishing industry — with small communities living in underserved areas of the world.


We work to inspire beauty, hope and action where such actions are most needed. But there are occasions in which we have to confront the bad and the evil…

Our story

This planet really does not need more successful people. This planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds…