Paolo Woods was born of Canadian and Dutch parentage. He grew up in Italy, has lived in Paris and in Haiti. He is devoted to long-term projects that blend photography with investigative journalism. He is the auteur of six books, including “Chinafrica” (with Serge Michel), which deals with the spectacular rise of the Chinese in Africa and “The Heavens” (with Gabriele Galimberti) that for the first time investigates tax havens photographically. His books have been published in eleven different countries and acclaimed as an exemplary melding of art and documentary photography. His work is regularly featured in major international publications. He has had solo exhibitions in more then a dozen countries and his pictures are in private and public collections. He has received a number of prizes, including two World Press Photo Awards.