Photographer Michael Dantas has worked for several media outlets. In addition, collaborated with international news agencies, such as the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and Reuters.
HIs work won the Megaphone Award—First Brazilian Activism Award in 2022 and the Pakuá—First Brazilian Aerial Photography Award in 2020. He was also a finalist in the 42nd Vladimir Herzog Journalistic Award for Amnesty and Human Rights.
In addition, Alves participated in the exhibition Terra em transe at the Afro Brasil Museum in São Paulo. During coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, he had three photos selected for the annual book featuring 120 best photos of the year in 2020.