Hope & Faith: Encontros da Imagem International Photography and Visual Arts Festival
Encontros da Imagem
200 x 280 mm
This catalogue documents the 2014 Encontros da Imagem International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, the biggest photography festival in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe.
About the Publishers
Encontros da Imagem – Cultural Association was created in 1987, and has been essential for the dissemination and creation of photography for the last thirty years. In the first editions of the festival (starting in 1987), the focus was on classic authors that were essential to understanding the history of photography and at the same time contemporary authors that were working with new ideas of representation. At the time, the photographic scene in Portugal was very small with only few photographers working and some exhibitions happening. On the other hand, teaching and researching the medium of photography was also scarce. At the time the founders of Encontros da Imagem – Cultural Association decided to fill those gaps by creating a festival where national and international authors where showed. Since then the association has been broadening their goals, at the moment the three main lines are: creation, dissemination and teaching.