Matilde Travassos Matilde Travassos


As a photographer, Matilde Travassos is drawn to exploring the deeper meanings and truths of the human experience. She is interested in the ways that photography can reveal the underlying archetypes that shape our understanding of the world, and uses her camera as a tool to coax these truths out of her subjects. She sees a similarity between photography and psychology, as both involve using techniques to uncover hidden thoughts and emotions.

Matilde's journey as a photographer began when she was 17 years old and was photographed by a fashion photographer. The experience was transformative for her, as she was struck by the potential of photography to change and improve reality. She decided then and there that she wanted to become a photographer herself.

Matilde went on to study photography in Paris, where she met a diverse group of friends from different nationalities who helped her to grow and expand her horizons. She then moved to London, where she was introduced to the idea of photography as an art form. This sparked a new passion in her, and she began to explore the idea of creating art through photography.

Eventually, Matilde had to return to Lisbon and establish herself as a commercial photographer in order to support herself. This was a challenging time, as she struggled to balance the demands of making a living with her desire to create art. But she never lost sight of her passion for photography, and after she had established herself, she was able to return to a more intuitive, personal approach to her work.

Today, Matilde is exploring themes of the origins of life and the search for the divine in her photography. She uses the tarot as a tool to guide her work and to connect with the souls of her subjects. As she continues to create, she seeks to find a meaning and purpose for her work that goes beyond the mere capturing of images, and to define herself as an artist who can use photography to reveal the deeper truths of the human experience.

Solo exhibition Un Esprit Méthodique, March 2023
Group exhibition PORTUGAL POP. A moda em Português. 1970-2020, MUDE Porto, Março 2022
Group exhibition O Olhar Divergente Pico do Refúgio a Prostective Heritage in Arquipélago, Junho 2019.
Solo exhibition Still Tales at Raum 54 in Basel, April 2019 with A FORSCHUNG.
Group exhibition A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival, Boxer, Pompidou, Paris 2011