(b. 1978 in Figueira da Foz, Portugal) I am a photographer with a degree in anthropology and a MsC in sociology. After having worked as a photojournalist between 2003 and 2005, I started pursuing documentary projects, addressing topics such as postcolonial studies or disability.
In 2015 I was a awarded a scholarship to study photography at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, in Rio de Janeiro. In 2016 I won the "Postcards from Portugal - Future Memories" competition as part of Encontros da Imagem Festival (Portugal) where I was also a finalist for the Discovery Awards. During that year, I also won the first prize (coup de coeur du jury) of the ARPIA (Association of Recherche et Production de Images en Anthropologie et Art) in Paris. I have exhibited collectively at Foto Rio and in other exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro (2016).
In 2017 I worked as a stills photographer for the film Pedro and Inês (2017), part of the Official Selection of Montreal Film Festival and started a project on disability and the right to Independent Life.
In 2018 I was selected for the Portfolio Walk of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie and became part of the TransPhotoEurope initiative, organized by Photo España. I have also received an Honorable Mention at the FNAC New Talents in Photography Award 2018 (Portugal), and have been awarded a grant for the European Master in Contemporary Photography at the European Design Institute, in Madrid.