It Was Photography That Discovered Me

A Conversation with Dário Pequeno Paraíso

  • Dário Pequeno Paraíso
  • Patrícia Martinho Ferreira UMass Amherst
  • Adi Gold
Keywords: Dário Pequeno Paraíso, Interview, Photography, Portugal, São Tomé, Guinea-Bissau


Dário Pequeno Paraíso (Lisbon, 1991) is a Portuguese visual artist born to
Santomean parents. In 2014 he moved to São Tomé and Príncipe and created the
“Dário Pequeno Paraíso” brand. Aside from featuring his work in commercial
projects, Dário has shown his photographs in group and solo exhibitions in São
Tomé and Príncipe, Portugal and Guinea-Bissau and produced several
documentaries. He is currently working on projects that address the legacy of
colonialism portraying the people, stories and spaces forgotten by the Portuguese