The Festival Encontros da Imagem organizes a photography book fair for self-publishing photography books, aiming to pay homage to photography and to promote the publications from the emerging authors. Ever since, the photography book was an important object associated to the scope of this discipline, not only as a way of dissemination, but also of printing. Giving the increasing interest of the public in photo-books and the recognition of its value over the international market, it was considered of great importance to reinforce and build connections between photographers, publishers, bookstores and galleries. The Festival Encontros da Imagem pretends to spread this form of photographic publishing, broadening the interest of the public to this type of market and building a platform to promote a dialogue for this particular medium of the photo-book, in its intertwining with areas such as de-sign, fine arts, cinema or publishing in general. This will be an opportunity for the enthusiasts in photography, in books, in publications and in magazines to (re)discover and acquire some rare and original copies.