Born in Portugal in 1980, Patricia started her career as a dancer and worked with dance theatre companies around Europe and the UK where she lived until 2015.

Patricia’s journey into the photography world started in 2018 with various photography courses at Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem (IPCI) where she gained a Masters in Artistic Photography in October 2020.

Her photographic language relies strongly on her experience as a performer. Patricia works primarily in self-portraiture to illustrate scenes that explore our human sensibilities through staged stories presented as film stills or dramatic images that create visual dialogue between the viewer and the artist.


2021 - LensCulture Black & White Awards, Editor’s Pick

2021 - 16th Julia Margeret Cameron Awards, Honourable Mention (Self-Portrait Category)

2021 - LensCulture Critic’s Choice Awards, Editor’s Pick

2021 - LensCulture Home Awards, Editor’s Pick

2021 - Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA), Honourable Mention

2021 - Tokyo International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention

2021 - LensCulture Art Awards, Editor’s Pick

2020 -  Budapest International Foto Awards, Bronze Award

2020 - Finalist of the Open Doors Gallery competition entitled HOME



2021/22 - Espazo de Arte Roberto Verino, Ourense, Galicia - Labirinto de Espellos (Hall of Mirrors) curated by VItor Nieves


2021 - IPCI Galery, Lisbon - Alegria Lab

2020 - PB27 Gallery, Porto- Alegria Lab 

2020 -  Open Doors Gallery - HOME 

© Patricia Pettitt 2020