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Patricia Pettitt is a photographer working in fine art, portrait and fashion projects currently based in Porto.

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 and where she currently teaches.

For her personal projects, Patricia always works alone and stages detailed pictures in which she plays the protagonist role. Her work is based on staged photography and using this language she creates fictional stories where she is both author and character. Patricia’s photographic language relies strongly on her experience as a performer and her images evoke issues of femininity, intimacy, beauty, desire and melancholy.


2024- Tokyo International Foto Awards, Silver Award, People/Self-Portrait
2022 - LensCulture Black & White Awards, Editor’s Pick
2021 - LensCulture Black & White Awards, Editor’s Pick
2021 - 16th Julia Margeret Cameron Awards, Honourable Mention (Self-Portrait)
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


ARTDOC Photography Magazine issue #3 Voice of Nature
ADFPhoto, critique by Francisco González Fernández
Clavoardiendo Magazine
Achtung Magazine
La Voz de Galicia, critique by Tareixa Taboada
La Region, critique by Xabier Limia de Gardón
ARTDOC Photography Magazine, Hall of Mirrors
The Eye of Photography
Jornal de Notícias by Catarina Ferreira



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


November 2023 - Imagenation Paris Photo Off, Galerie Joseph Le Palais, Paris
May 2023 - Just Women, Galerie Joseph Le Palais, Paris
2022 - Artdoc Art Exhibition
2021 - IPCI Galery, Lisbon - Alegria Lab
2020 - PB27 Gallery, Porto- Alegria Lab
2020 -  Open Doors Gallery - HOME

Patricia Pettitt Photography
Fine art, portrait, personal branding, headshots, fashion. 
Porto, Portugal.

© Patricia Pettitt 2024
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