Luís Mileu was born in 1972 in Estremoz, Portugal. He graduated in Communication Design followed by photography.

Luis was nominated for the Portuguese Society of Authors Photography Prize for his exhibition “Americans45” in 2018. A down-to-earth and on-the-road project collect portraits of American citizens on the eve of the historic election of the forty-fifth President of the U.S.A..

Other works include the “Future Presidents” developed in the north of Mozambique. A project for the Portuguese NGO Helpo with the official support of the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic.

In 2020 he developed Juliana in 8 regions of Mainland Portugal, Azores and Madeira to honor the knowledge of the Portuguese Mediterranean Diet. A commissioned project from Gerónimo Martins Group.

Solo exhibitions have taken place at Lisbon, Cinema São Jorge (2011) Berlin, Kunstraum Botschaft (2017), Barreiro, Auditório Augusto Cabrita, (2017), Lisbon, Assembly of the Portuguese Republic (2018) Maputo, Camões, Portuguese Cultural Center (2019) and Lisbon, Terreiro do Paço (2020)

In 2019 Luís releases his first Book, “One City, one Name – Tokyo”.

His projects have been published online and in newspapers, books and magazines worldwide.

Luis is based in Lisbon.


Juliana, Terreiro do Paço, Lisbon, 2020

Indirecta, A Homem Mau – Fineprint, Lisbon 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Nova SBE, Carcavelos, 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Camões, Centro Cultural Português, Beira, 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Mercado Santa Clara, Lisbon, 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Camões, Centro Cultural Português, Maputo, 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Ribeira das Naus, Lisbon, 2018

Futuros Presidentes, Assembleia da República, Lisbon, 2018

Americans45, Auditório Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro, 2018

Oh Lisboa, a tua luz, a minha sombra – Mona Loja de Ideias, Lisbon, 2017

Lumi, Galeria Luminare, LisbonWeek, Lisbon, 2017

Oh Lisboa, your light, my shadow, Kunstraum Botschaft, Berlin, 2017
Down the Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn NY, Photoville, 2015
Boa Vista – Palácio Quintela, Lisbon, 2014

Project 2 Faces – Galeria Municipal de Arte, Barreiro, 2012
Project 2 Faces – Cinema S Jorge, Lisbon, 2011

Shadow Dancers – Loja das Maquetes, Lisbon, 2010


Juliana, Grupo Jerónimo Martins Edition

Futuros Presidents, Helpo Edition

One City, one Name, Tokyo, No Frame Publishing,