It starts in photography.
The first projects are linked to the world of theater.
He photographs essays of various plays, from the first day, reading the texts, until the day before the premiere of the plays. It is a long process, between 3 to 4 months, but it gives the opportunity to establish a deep relationship between light and photography.
He photographed with directors such as Ricardo Pais, João Lourenço, Maria Luisa Martins.
He also photographed essays by the National Ballet Company, which was a school for the movement in photography.
He developed personal projects, of which he highlights “Cacilheiros”, (photograph of the boats that connect the two banks of the Tagus River, its passengers and crew) and “Avieiros” lake villages, its inhabitants and crafts.
When he interrupts his activity as a photographer, given that professional activities did not free up time to photograph, he loses all files from this period.
Chosen by José Reis as one of the featured photographers in Portuguese Photography in the 70s / 80s, an order from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture.
Year 2006 and following, in no chronological order
• Installation of Pedro Cabrita Reis at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
• Montages of the exhibition “The shine of images” at the National Museum of Ancient Art (MNAA)
• Up & Down - Study and photos of a staircase at the Berardo Collection Museum
• Have you already made your wish - Based on an advertising phrase in a storefront at the Benetton store in Chiado, Lisbon, he develops a street photography project through which he establishes the deep connection between advertising storefronts and muppies and passers-by.
• Alice - In partnership with the painter Pedro Migueis, they create an installation based on the book Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.
• Crash - Collecting abandoned cans on the streets, he develops a project in which he establishes a relationship between the cans of Coca-Cola, one of the symbols of American culture, and the decay not only of America but also of its symbols.
• Les Fleurs du Mal - From the book by Charles Baudelaire, he photographs flowers in black environments. A website with the address https://myfleursdumal.wordpress.com/ is created and in which it transcribes all the poems from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions of that book, as well as some English translations. Each poem is accompanied by a photograph, totaling + - 160 poems / photographs
• Chronicles of the Underground - Based on the book by French anthropologist Marc Auge, “An anthropologist in the metro”, he carries out a project in which he photographs the loneliness, aloofness and indifference of passengers on the Lisbon metro. One of the photographs in this project wins the prize for best photo of the year in a competition sponsored by the JPG Foundation in New York.
• Dancing in the Streets - Photographs of a ball in a square in Lisbon
• Glamour side B - Appropriating the phrase ““ GLAMOUR - sex appeal, plus luxury, plus elegance, plus romance… ”by Margaret Farrand Thorp (America at the movies, 1939) begins to photograph the B side of Glamour. Project under development.
More projects can be viewed on the page https://photoplougher.wordpress.com which is out of date.
With Maria Ribeiro creates the Incubator Photo Gallery.
ACMP Art Space
Café Tati Gallery, Lisbon
1st Arts Meeting in Braga
2nd Arts Meeting in Braga
BShop of the Berardo Collection Museum
Fábrica Braço de Prata Gallery
Casa de Lamas Cultural Center in Vieira do Minho
Incubator Photo Gallery
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Lisbon
JGS Foundation - New York (http://www.jgsinc.org/detailpopup.php?a=954)
Multiple private collections
From Lisbon (1948) where she lives. Graduated in Economics (ISEG), she did her Masters in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies (ISCTE).
She started in photography in the 1970s, being represented in the catalog of the exhibition “Fotografia Portuguesa 1970-1980“ shown in several countries. He participated in the project “Elétricos”, part of a group of photographers whose works are on deposit at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He was part of a collective that photographed the rehearsals of the play "Nobody" staged by Ricardo Pais. Having interrupted his path in photography in 1980, he returned in 2018 when he started to collaborate with the ACMP Gallery ESPAÇOdARTES.