As photography is a vast territory of experimentation and reflection on the living stream of images, the Prize Emergentes DST, means not only the recognition and promotion of photography as an art form, but also as an important stimulus to photo production.

Seventy of the applicants were selected, as a result of the first phase of the Emergentes DST Prize. At Mosteiro de Tibães, there is an exhibition of 70 photographs, one from each of these elected candidates.

The Prize will be awarded through the Critical Review of Portfolios which shall grant photographers the opportunity to show their work to commissioners, gallery owners and expert editors, thus establishing solid foundations for the promotion of their work. It will take place the 22 and 23 September.

Emergentes dst award shall be announced in the solemn ceremony for its delivery on 25 September, which will also set the opening of the exhibition of the 20 works of the finalist authors.