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My name is Anibal Ibanez Risso. I was born and raised in "the land of the painted birds", as the indigenous Charruas used to call their native land, now known as the República Oriental del Uruguay. A country known for its mesmerizing sunsets, gorgeous white sand beaches, delicious beef and enchanting carnivals. 

Ever since I was a child I have dreamed of becoming a storyteller. My first attempts included paper and crayons, with which I would spend long rainy seasons by the fire place. At the age of ten I was performing as a magician, clown and puppeteer for friends and neighbors who would come to my garage shows. As a shy teenager I secluded myself to books and writing where I discovered my passion for poetry and fantasy novels. Later and after a false attempt to become a doctor and attend medical school I was reintroduced to theater which became for many years my life savior, providing me with an opportunity to find myself again and escape the shackles of shyness and self doubt. 

Now, transformed into a photographer and a filmmaker I roam the streets of New York in search of new stories and new heroes which like me fight for a more just and merciful world, while still battling their own demons.​ 

Capturing images has become not only a passion but an obsession, a new way to look at the world and find beauty in the simplest details.  

I invite you to look at my work and rediscover the magic and mystery of our beautiful existence. 

Born in San Carlos, Uruguay
Lives & works in New York, NY


BA in Theater, Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay

Certificate in Filmmaking, The New School (New York)

One Year Enrichment Program, Principia College (Illinois, USA)

Hamilton Boys High School, Hamilton, New Zealand


Work Experience

Law and Order - Organized Crime (Production Assistant)

Galette - Short Film (Director of Photography)

Muffy - Short Film (Director of Photography)

The Legend of Glynn Turman- Documentary Film (Sound Mixer)

16 Bars to Love - Feature Film (Sound Mixer)

Los Chanchos Están Volando - TV Series, Uruguay (Actor/Writer)

San Cocho - Short Film (Actor/Writer/Director)

Through The Leash, Dog Training Company (Videographer)

Freelance Videographer and Photographer

Special Skills

Production Assistant

Sound Mixer

Camera Operator


Video Editing





Equipment List


Sony A7iii (Full Frame) 

Panasonic GH5 (Micro 4/3)


Canon 300xl - Super 8mm


Sony Fe 55mm f/1.8

Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6

Rokinon Cine Lenses (14, 24, 35, 50 & 85mm)

Panasonic 14-140mm Zoom

Olympus 60mm 2.8 Macro


Zhiyun Crane 2 Camera Stabilizer 

DJI Mavic Pro 1 Drone


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