ABOUT

I am a photojournalist from Vila Real de Trás-os-Montes, Portugal, born in the glorious '80s. In 2017 I was named by TIME one of '34 Female Photographers to Follow'.  I'm also a  National Geographic Society grantee, a recipient of the Kim Wall/IWMF Memorial Fund, member of Women Photograph and since September 2022 I am a Reuters staff visual journalist/photographer in Madrid.

While working as a wire journalist in Jerusalem I began to document my written stories through photography. Since then, my freelance visual reporting took me from covering Portugal and Spain, amidst the European economic crisis, to the Middle East, reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and on less visible aspects there, such as the African asylum-seeking community in Israel. I also documented different aspects of the Kashmir conflict on the 70th anniversary of the longest ongoing case of military rule over a civilian population. Other story topics include the connection between conservative politics in Poland and the impact of air pollution as well as the origins and toll of a protracted human trafficking crisis in Nepal or the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Back to Europe, and while continuing my overseas work , I have sought to examine my own society, most recently through an in-depth longterm series on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the remote and isolated rural areas of northern Portugal.

PUBLICATIONS

Reuters, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian [UK], Newsweek [Japan], Foreign Affairs [US], El País [Spain], Courrier International [Portugal], Haaretz [Israel], Il Reportage [Italy], New Internationalist [UK], NRC [Netherlands], Aftenposten Innsikt [Norway], The Sydney Morning Herald [Australia], Woz [Switzerland], Profil [Austria], Informatìon [Denmark], The International Business Times, Bistandsaktuelt [Norway], RFI Radio France Internationale, LUSA Portuguese News Agency, Público [Portugal], among others.

RECOGNITION | SHOWCASES | LECTURES | Etc.

— Panelist, Photography and Conflict, f/est Amarante, 2022
— Guest talk, Design Week, Fine Arts Faculty, Porto Uni., 2022
— Recipient, National Geographic Society funding, 2021
— Guest talk, Colby College , 2020 [US]
— Presentation, Kim Wall Memorial Seminar, 2019 Malmö [Se]
— Guest talks, IPF - Instituto Português de Fotografia and Fine Arts Faculty, Porto University, 2019 Porto [Pt]
— Grantee, IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund, 2019
— Panellist, 'Women in Photography' at MIRA, 2018 Porto [Pt]
— Panellist, Georges Dussaud Photography Center - Plast&Cine Festival, 2018 Bragança [Pt]
— Solo exhibition, 'THE SPACES BETWEEN US' at Espaço Mira, 2018 Porto [Pt]
— NY Portfolio Review - Participant, 2018 New York [US]
— TIME MAGAZINE, named one of '34 Female Photographers to Follow', 2017
— Guest talk, 'Changing Views - Documentary Perspectives on Human Rights'  at Sune Jonsson Center for Documentary Photography, 2017 Umeå [Se]
— 'BETWEEN WARS', projection at 'Festival Silêncio' , 2016 Lisbon [Pt]
— 'BETWEEN WARS', projection and presentation curated by 'The GYM' collective at HaRiviera Gallery, 2015 Bat Yam [iL]

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