I am a freelance photojournalist and journalist born in Vila Real de Trás-os-Montes, Portugal, in the glorious 80's.

I began working as a wire reporter in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv while teaching myself how to shoot and visually document my written stories. Photojournalism quickly overtook as my preferred means of trying make sense of the world and connecting with it. 

Since then, my reporting has taken me from covering my home country Portugal, amidst the European economic crisis, to the Middle East, reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as on less visible issues in the region such as on African asylum seekers in Israel. More recently, I went to Kashmir on the 70th anniversary of the arrival of Indian troops to the territory to document the longest case of military rule over a civilian population, in what is also one of the relatively least covered by international media. 

In terms of topics, I'm drawn to blind angles within current affairs and interested in unsuspected agents for change such as those in my story about former Israeli combat soldiers now fighting to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

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

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


Mail: [email protected]
Mobile: + 351 917 483 033
Twitter: @viomoura
Instagram: @violetasantosmoura


— "DARK CLOUDS" - 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 the Sune 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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