About - Matilde Viegas



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.





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Selected Clients




Patek Philippe




This Old House

Delta Cafés

Pans Jewellery





Architectural Digest


T Magazine

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

Wine & Spirits

Monocle & Monocle Travel Books

Konfekt Magazine

The Guardian

Die Zeit

Der Spiegel

FAZ Quarterly

Le Monde

M de Le Monde

Geo France

Observador Lifestyle




Awards, Talks, Grants & Exhibitions 


2024 Lecture at Molecular Medicine Institute, Lisbon

2024 Masterclass at ETIC, Lisbon

2023 Masterclass at Universidade Católica, Porto

2023 Collective Show “Too Much of a Good Thing” at XYZ Books, Lisbon

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

2022 Online Course at Domestika

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




2024 It’s Nice That

2023 Women Tell Women

2023 Público

2022 Femme United

2021 It’s Nice That

2021 Guest on Fazer Preços e Assim Podcast

2021 Público

2020 Then There Was Us

2017 Intern Magazine

Matilde Viegas, photographer, poses for a portrait.
Portrait of Matilde Viegas, by Daniela Muttini
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