Violeta Santos Moura is a photojournalist and journalist from Vila Real de Trás-os-Montes, Portugal, born in the glorious ’80s.
While working as a wire reporter in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv she began to shoot and visually document her written stories. Since then, her reporting has taken her from covering Portugal, amidst the European economic crisis, to the Middle East, reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and, among other regions, to Kashmir during the 70th anniversary of the arrival of Indian troops to the territory, now under the longest case of military rule over a civilian population.
Back in Portugal, she is seeking to examine her own society while continuing her international work.
She is mostly interested in how collective narratives intersect and/or clash along national and communal lines within societies, as well as in its consequences on ordinary people’s lives.
She was named by TIME Magazine one of ’34 Female Photographers to Follow’.
Her photographic and written reporting has been published in Al Jazeera English, Newsweek [Japan], The Guardian [UK], Foreign Affairs [US], Courrier International [Portugal], El País [Spain], New Internationalist [UK], NRC Handelsblad [Netherlands], The Sydney Morning Herald [Australia], Woz Die Wochenzeitung [Switzerland], Profil [Austria], Il Reportage [Italy], Informatìon [Denmark], The International Business Times, Aftenposten Innsikt [Norway], Haaretz [Israel], RFI Radio France Internationale, LUSA — Portuguese News Agency, Público [Portugal], La Vanguardia [Spain], Diario ABC [Spain], among many others.