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, Famalicão, 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 an International Photography Prize – Emergentes. This prize 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.

Discovery Awards 2018 - Open Call

Encontros da Imagem – International Photography and Visual Arts Festival is pleased to invite all artists, working with the medium of photography and other visual forms (video, installation, etc), to submit their work under the theme “Beauty and Consolation” for the Discovery Awards 2018. Taking into account the success of the previous editions, the festival organizes once more this open call for the Discovery Awards 2018, thus reiterating the wish to showcase new emerging talents – national and international – promoting this way new emerging artists chosen based on the high quality of their projects. The selected artists, will have the opportunity to exhibit their work during this year’s edition, that will take place from the 21st of September to the 28th of October in Braga, Portugal.

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