I am a freelance photojournalist and journalist born in Vila Real de Trás-os-Montes, Portugal, in the glorious 80's. I began working in Jerusalem in 2011 as a correspondent for LUSA - Portuguese News Agency after which I took focus in photojournalism and documentary photography to tell the stories I'm interested in. Since then, my reporting has taken me from covering Portugal and Spain, amidst the European economic crisis, to Kashmir, covering its latest escalation, and to the Middle East, reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other topics in the region. 

In 2017 I was named by TIME Magazine one of  '34 Female Photographers to Follow'. 

For my stories, I’m drawn to topics placed in blind angles within the current affairs news agenda and, in terms of subjects, I’m interested in unlikely agents for change: I’ve shot in-depth photography series on the Sisyphean struggle of African asylum seekers for a promised land in Israel, on former Israeli combat soldiers now fighting against Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories and on what has been described as the seven decades long ’forgotten occupation’ of Kashmir under Indian rule.

Both my photography and writing have been published in Al Jazeera English, AJ+, Foreign Affairs, Courrier International [Portugal], Profil [Austria], Il Reportage [Italy], Informatìon [Denmark], El País [Spain], The Week [US], The International Business Times, Sydney Morning Herald [Australia], Aftenposten Innsikt [Norway], Woz Die Wochenzeitung [Switzerland], Haaretz [Israel], RFI — Radio France Internationale, LUSA Portuguese News Agency, Huck Magazine [UK], La Vanguardia [Spain], Diario ABC [Spain], among many others.

Mail: violetamoura@gmail.com // Mobile: + 351 917 483 033
Twitter: @viomoura // Instagram: @violetasantosmoura

LECTURES // SHOWCASES // Etc:

— "DARK CLOUDS [work in progress]" - Participation at the 'Poster' collective showcase, October 2017, Lisbon - Portugal
— “BREAKING THEIR SILENCE” and "RUNNING STATELESS" - Lecture held as part of the "Changing Views - Documentary Perspectives on Human Rights" seminar curated by theSune Jonsson Center for Documentary Photography, September 2017, Umeå - Sweden
— “BETWEEN WARS” - Projection at 'Festival Silêncio' , July 2016, Lisbon - Portugal
— “BREAKING THEIR SILENCE” - Projection at ‘Encontros da Imagem’ Photography Festival, September 2015, Braga - Portugal
— “BETWEEN WARS” - Projection and talk organised by The GYM collective at HaRiviera Gallery, July 2015, Bat Yam - Israel

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