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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 Theatre Arts, Principia College (Illinois, USA)

Certificate in Filmmaking, The New School (New York)

Hamilton Boys High School, Hamilton, New Zealand


Work Experience

The Last Question - Feature Film (Director of Photography)

Galette - Short Film (Director of Photography)

Muffy - Short Film (Director of Photography)

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

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

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

16 Bars to Love - Feature Film (Sound Mixer)

Law and Order - Organized Crime (Production Assistant)

Hot 97 FM (Videographer / Video Editor)

Through The Leash, Dog Training Company (Videographer)

Freelance Videographer and Photographer

Special Skills

Camera Operator


Video Editing

Sound Mixer




Equipment List


Sony FX3 (Full Frame)

Sony A7iii (Full Frame) 


Canon 300xl - Super 8mm


Sony FE 55mm f/1.8

Sony FE 28-70mm f/2.8

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8

Rokinon 18mm f/2.8

Sirui 35mm T2.9 1.6x

Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens


SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 


WEEBILL 2 - Zhiyun 3-Axis Camera Stabilizer

DJI Mavic Pro 1 Drone

RODE NTG2 Shotgun Microphone

RODE GO II Wireless Microphones


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