Fernando was born in 1956 in
Malehice, Chibuto district, in
Gaza province, southern Mozambique.
He never knew his father. At
thirteen he moved to LM to stay
with his extended family and
continue his studies up to the
second year in chemistry in the
Industrial School. In 1973 he
started work in the photographic
section of the 'Golo Produções'
advertising agency. From 1974
to 1984 he worked at the 'Direcção
Nacional de Propaganda e Publicidade',
part of Mozambique's then Ministry
of Information. In 1985 he was
admitted as a student at CFF,
and in 1987 he won a scholarship
to study photography in Italy.
He is assistant director, photographer
and Cibachrome printer at CDFF.
He lives and works in Maputo.