About

Encontros da Imagem

 
 

Encontros da Imagem

 
 
Encontros da Imagem, with more than thirty years of existence, is a non-profit cultural association, that promotes annually an International Photography and Visual Arts Festival in the city of Braga, Portugal.

The 28th edition will take place from the 21st of September to the 28th of October in Braga, with parallel exhibitions happening in Barcelos, Guimarães and Porto.

Once more the festival has developed an eclectic programme celebrating emerging and established artists, classic and contemporary photography and visual arts.

The inspiration for this years’ festival Encontros de Imagem, came from a series of interviews produced by the Dutch Director Wim Kayzer, which invites the viewer to reflect on the concepts of Beauty and Consolation”. The festival will present various photographic exhibits under this theme, presenting national and international photographers in several public and private spaces (historical and monumental buildings, museums, galleries and others).

Encontros da Imagem will promote an open call for the Discovery Awards, where the winners have the opportunity to exhibit their work during the festival and will also organize EMERGENTES 2018 –  International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem. This prize, 5.000€ for the best Photography Portfolio is awarded after the Portfolio Review, which gives photographers the opportunity to show their work to an international jury, composed by commissioners, gallery owners and expert editors, thus establishing solid foundations for the promotion of their work. The program for this festival will also include conferences, projections, concerts, performances, workshops and events connected with photography books.

Encontros da Imagem is a cultural photographic reference in Portugal, and has reached a prominent position in the international panorama, being currently one of the oldest photography festivals in Europe.

Team

 
 
Carlos Fontes
Carlos FontesArtistic Diretor
Manuel Santos
Manuel SantosDiretor
Simone Almeida
Simone AlmeidaProduction Coordinator
 
Carla Bacelar
Carla Bacelar Production Assistant
Mafalda Ruão
Mafalda RuãoProduction Assistant
Ana Patricia
Ana Patricia Translation
 
Adriano Borges
Adriano BorgesEducation Service
Ana Vieira de Castro
Ana Vieira de CastroProduction Intern
Noora Mänty
Noora Mänty Production Intern

Team

 
 
CarlosFontes150

Carlos Fontes

Artistic Diretor

ManuelSantos150

Manuel Santos

Diretor

Simone Almeida150

Simone Almeida

Production Coordinator

CarlaBacelar150

Carla Bacelar

Production Assistant

MafaldaRuao150

Mafalda Ruão

Production Assistant

AnaPatricia150

Ana Patricia

Translation

AdrianoFerreira150

Adriano Borges

Education Service

AnaCastro150

Ana Vieira de Castro

Production Intern

nooraManty

Noora Manty

Production Intern