At a time when the photobook is becoming increasingly relevant, as a complex, intriguing and creative vehicle to promote narratives and anthologies, it is an intention of Encontros da Imagem to foster self-published authors and their body of work.
Therefore, the Festival invited authors to send in their photography books to be part of an exhibition in Braga taking place until the 27th of October.
Recognizing the growing importance of photography books, our goal is to be the channel that shows and exhibits original books in an event totally dedicated to that effect. Thus, the best books will be part of an exhibition that will be held in Braga during the festival. This is an excellent opportunity for them to be seen by a national and international public.
An international jury of professional experts will choose the best book that will be awarded author 500,00€ (five hundred euros). The winner and the second and third best books (honorable mentions) will be featured on Encontros da Imagem website, as in the other communication channels of the festival.
A jury composed by Erik Vroons (Editor da Gup Magazine) and Dieter Neubert (Diretor do Kassel Photobook Festival) elected the winner and two honorable mentions.