Encontros da Imagem - Photobook Award 2024

  • Opens
    15 Apr 2024
  • Deadline
    30 Jun 2024
  • Link
  • Entry fee
    € 20
  • Topics Awards, Photobooks

As part of its 34th edition, Encontros da Imagem - International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, is promoting the open call Photobook Award EI 2024.

Overview

Aware of the fundamental role the photobook has played in recent years in the presentation of photographic narratives, the development of creative processes, construction and experimentation with materials and techniques, Encontros da Imagem has sought to promote, since 2014, independent authors and projects through a competition aimed at highlighting and rewarding the best photobooks of the year, with a diverse jury with in-depth knowledge of photography and the publishing sector, which will result in a collective exhibition to be presented at the festival alongside the rest of its programme, as well as a cash prize.

Practical Info

The open call for the Photobook Award EI 2024 is open to all artists, professional or amateur, national or international, over 18 years old. Artists may apply on an individual basis or as a collective. Only self-made, self-edited and independent photobooks will be accepted. If the project is a dummy, it should be the closest to its final form, in the materials used and its format. Special attention will be paid to experimentalism and innovation in forms of publication. Application of photobooks that have already been published by publishing houses will not be accepted.

Each candidate can submit a maximum of 3 photobooks, that will be considered as 3 separate applications. Authors must send their candidate book by 30 July 2024 in order to be considered for the prize. All the books sent and submitted will be presented at a collective exhibition, which will take place between 20 September and 3 November 2024 in Braga, Portugal, as part of the 34th edition of the festival, as well as being presented and announced on the festival's website and its various communication channels.

The jury composed of Jens Friis, Susana Lourenço Marques and Susana Paiva will evaluate all the books and select a winning project which will be awarded with a cash prize of €1,000, and if it deems it appropriate, honorable mentions.

About 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 festival celebrates classic and contemporary photography and visual arts in general by showcasing emerging and established artists. The festival has developed an eclectic programme. Numerous artists, national and international, will be shown in several public and private spaces (historical and monumental buildings, museums, galleries and others). Encontros da Imagem is a cultural photographic reference in Portugal, and has reached a prominent position in the international panorama, being one of the oldest photography festivals in Europe.

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