Matilde Viegas is a Portuguese photographer currently based in Porto, Portugal.
Her work intimately explores contexts, oftentimes capturing manifestations of home and belonging in the process. Whether she’s photographing for international publications such as the New York Times, brands like Cartier or on documentary assignments in Kazakhstan, Matilde imbues every one of her projects with emotion. She uses her camera as a vehicle for an empathetic investigation of the human experience, and helps clients communicate in more meaningful ways.
Matilde is an avid communicator for photography, conducting masterclasses, online courses and mentoring sessions as well as relaying her musings on the medium and life in general in a regular newsletter.
Since 2020, Matilde has been running a color darkroom and studio in Porto but even prior to her career as a photographer, much of her time was already spent in a (different kind of) lab. She holds a PhD in theoretical chemistry and science continues to inspire and inform her curiosity and approach.
For commissions, collaborations and image licensing inquiries:
This Old House
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Wine & Spirits
Monocle & Monocle Travel Books
M de Le Monde
Awards, Talks, Grants & Exhibitions
2023 Masterclass at Universidade Católica
2023 “A Family of One’s Own” exhibition at Bienal ’23 (Porto Photography Biennale)
2023 Artist Talk at Bienal ’23 (Porto Photography Biennale)
2023 SUSTENTAR talk at Bienal ’23 (Porto Photography Biennale)
2022 Ci.CLO & Fundación La Caixa Bursary
2022 Finalist of Discovery Awards by Encontros da Imagem Photo Festival
2021 Artist talk at Work Show Grow
2021 “Love Stories” Finalist of Film Photo Award by Kodak
2021 “The City of the Deported” Shortlisted to Belfast Photo Festival
2019 Artist talk at Ladies, Wine & Design, Porto, Portugal
2019 Gabriel Grüner Stipendium Bursary
2018 Spazio Labo Bursary
2019 Mala Forever Online Exhibition
2012 “Ondas numa corda” group show, Fórum Maia, Porto, Portugal
2011 ”Something to remember you by”, solo exhibition at Maria Vai com as Outras, Porto, Portugal
2020 Then There Was Us
2017 Intern Magazine