Marina Amaral is a digital colorist who specializes in adding color to black and white photographs, “breathing life into the past”.

A self-taught young artist, her process involves careful historical research to determine the colors of the objects pictured. Crowned “the master of photo colorization” by WIRED Magazine, her work has been featured by the BBC, Washington Post, New York Post, National Geographic, Le Figaro and a number of other media outlets.

Marina has collaborated with several leading companies, publishers, museums, and institutions, including History Channel, PBS, People Magazine, Tatler Magazine, English Heritage, New Regency, Pan MacMillan, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama.

She is the founder of Faces of Auschwitz, and has a page in the BBC History Revealed Magazine.

As of mid-2019, she has a vast and very engaged social media audience of around a quarter-million fans and followers combined.

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