After finishing University, Cristiano Araujo begins his career as a photographer for the "Panorama Turismo" newspaper from OPCom, a Rede Globo affiliate and second largest journalism group of Minas Gerais state in Brazil. He was also the Managing Director of the monthly magazine.
Around the same time he had the opportunity to start as the Tourism Specialist and Producer of the TV Show "Viação Canela", from TV Visão, a sustainable oriented program focused on brazilian ecotourism destinations.
In 2007 an international opportunity arises in Cancun Mexico to work beside the photographers Juan Navarro and Jose Gallardo. Weddings, Groups, Conventions, Portraits and Advertisements for hotels such Ritz Carlton, Hilton, JW Marriot and Le Meridien gave him solid experience as a professional photographer.
In the end of 2008 he moves to New Zealand. In less than a year he becomes the National Area Manager for one of the biggest tourism photography companies in the world, Magic Memories Group, with sites all over New Zealand, Australia and Europe.In 2010 Cristiano was a winner in the "Feel the Spirit" and in the "Kia Ora - Air New Zealand" photo competitions, which saw the image "Rotorua Spirit" used in several publications. He also has been publishing photos and articles in tourism magazines such "Viagem e Turismo" and "Caminhos da Terra", in Brazil and "Rotorua Luxury", in New Zealand.
Now a days Cris Araujo works as a freelance professional photographer based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. His large international experience enable him to provide a world class photography service in weddings, portraits, events, commercial and landscapes.