Portfolio Reviews | Emergentes dst 2013
Misc · 25/26-9-2013 · 10am - 6pm
The creation of the Photography Award EMERGENTES DST has represented the advent of an award of national and international prestige and has been a shared compromise between the Company Domingos da Silva Teixeira (DST) and Encontros da Imagem. This year the 4th edition of the award is held, as a token of a unique course defined by the Company DST and the cultural association Encontros da Imagem.
The award is an initiative of Domingos da Silva Teixeira Company, the organization belongs to Encontros da Imagem and its aim is to reward the best 2013 Contemporary Photography portfolio. The Prize is awarded trough a Critical Review of Portfolios, which grants the photographers the opportunity to present their work before commissioners, gallery owners and specialized editors, an utmost means to promote their art. A large group of critics, from different quadrants and specialized in several areas of Photography will be present and the Review shall be their responsibility.
DST Group was founded in Braga, in the forties. Originally circumscribed to construction industry, nowadays it is also a reference in the national sectors of water and waste, renewable energy sources, telecommunications and technological innovations. The patronage to cultural and social agents that are somehow related to the DST Group stands out as part of DST policies of social responsibility. Photography becomes a new cultural territory to DST, materialized by the Emergentes Photography Award, in collaboration with Encontros da Imagem.
Encontros da Imagem Festival is proud to hold one more issue of the International Photography Award Emergentes DST, thus fostering the critical review of portfolios by national and foreign experts who have contributed for better information of the growing number of spectators, about the diversity of practices in contemporary Photography. With this event further disclosure of the production and revelation of national and international photography is also achieved.
It can be claimed that this Award represents an eminent moment in the artistic scenario of Photography, thus recognizing that Photography and images in general go on fulfilling our perception of the world.
Our warm thanks to all participants or agents who believe in the power of Photography as well as in all the fields it comes across with.