Margarida Dias, born in Lisbon, 1966


After completing the course of photography at Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Lisboa, (1983/89) was invited to continue there as a department assistant and teacher (1989/2006). Was also teacher of photography at IAO – Instituto de Artes e Ofícios, da Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.


Simultaneously, continued as a professional photographer, having worked in various media, in photography of architecture, advertising agencies, television, design and decoration studios. 


For almost nine years was the resident photographer at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II.


With over 25 solo and collective exhibitions, is illustrated in public and private collections.

Be it abroad (Fondazione Italiana per la Fotografia – Turim, Itália), or in Portugal (Arquivo Fotográfico da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa; Encontros de Imagem – Braga; Colecção Caixa Geral de Depósitos; Colecção Fundação PLMJ – Sociedade de Advogados).


Also published the book “O Segredo”, about the studio of the sculptor, Lagoa Henriques, edition of the Arquivo Fotográfico de Lisboa, CML, 2001.

Since 2000, has published a themed calendar with own photos.