Marina Amaral is a digital colourist who specializes in adding colour to black and white photographs and “breathing life into the past”. A self-taught artist, her process involves careful historical research to determine the colours of the objects pictured. Crowned ‘the master of photo colorization’ by WIRED Magazine, her work has been featured by a number of notable media outlets including the BBC, London Evening Standard, Washington Post, DW, and Le Figaro

Marina has collaborated or worked with several leading companies, museums, and institutions, including History Channel, PBS, KFC, Tatler Magazine, People Magazine, New Regency Films, Pan MacMillan, English Heritage, New York Times, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama. She is the founder of Faces of Auschwitz.

Working with RT on the projects #ROMANOVS100 and #1917LIVE, Marina and the team have amassed several international prizes and nominations, reaching the finals of the Lions Cannes Festival in 2018 and 2019. 

Her acclaimed book THE COLOUR OF TIME (Top 5 Sunday Times bestseller; Mail on Sunday, Books of The Year; Daily Mail, Coffee Table Books of The Year; The Times, Books of The Year; shortlisted: Waterstones Books of The Year; British Book Awards) created in collaboration with bestselling historian Dan Jones was published in August 2018 by Head of Zeus. Their latest collaboration, THE WORLD AFLAME, was published in 2020.

In 2021, Marina entered the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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    Coloring black and white photos is an art that requires a deep work of research, analysis of each object to make it be as realistic as possible, historical knowledge and enough respect to value and preserve every detail in each story. It is a complex process able to transport us to anywhere.
    Marina Amaral has a new and fresh way of teaching history: she picks outstanding foto subjects from the past, breaths colour into them and combines this with compact information. By colourizing our ancestors she makes them real to our historically challenged time.
    Eduard Habsburg, Hungary's ambassador to the Holy See, Member of the House of Habsburg and the great-great-great grandson of King Franz Joseph I
    Her work reintroduces us to history with pathos and sorrow - but also passionate joy.
    David Frum, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
    Marina Amaral's wonderful artistry removes one of the barriers between us and history, and we see the past with a vivid freshness that is almost shocking.
    Robert Harris