INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: 15 AGOSTO - 4 NOVEMBRO
DOURO CONTEMPORARY HERITAGE - ARCHITECTURE | ART | IMAGE
DOURO MUSEUM - PRIZES FOR BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: EMERGING CALLS
The objectives of this contest are to strenghten photography as an inquisitive tool, looking for emerging photographers, that is to say, new talents and consciousness towards photography and the architecture's universe, in both Portugal and abroad.
Whilst acknowledging the importance of photography at the formation of colective memores, the Douro Museum launches a photography contest that aims to boost and highlight the heritage built in the present, being part of the future memory, activity inserted in the project "Contemporany Photography in Douro". This is a project of photographic collect with its focus on the landscape and the heritage of the Douro Demarcated Region to the creation of a reference archive, in digital support, about Douro's space and time.
In the architecture field there is a present development of author's projects, ruled by examples at the macro scale, like dams and cultural equipments, or of minor dimension, with the architectural edification and recuperation with connections to the enoturism and wine production.
The contest aims to stimulate processes of contact with the territory and its representation, as well as to raise awareness to all participants to the discovery and observation of the Region. The proposed challenge goes through the developing of an architectural and artistic rout of the Douro's dams while huge projects that transform the landscape.
The images at contest will be integrated in the data base "Visual Archives" of the Douro Museum, project that aims to identify and disclose the visual documentation associated to the Demarcated Region.
It is intended to obtain the relation between architecture and its context, materializing also in what is its implantation, having in consideration the particularities of the constrution techniques, that should also make part of the different look of each participant.
Understanding places (possibly) unknown of this territory and promote a new look on photography are the main objectives of this contest, inserted in the patronage protocol celebrated between Douro Museum and EDP-Gestão da Produção de Energia S.A.
THEMES E CONTEST'S FOCUS
It is pretended with this contest to boost and highlight the present built heritage, strenghtening the Photographic culture as privileged tool to comunicate in a different way the Douro Heritage that reflects an unique synthesis between the human, architectural and landscaping heritage of the Region. The contest, centered on the big scale and author's architecture, like dams, wineries and cultural equipments, as well as rehabilitation and habitational or urban intervention projects, that matter to observer and disclose. The objective is to stimulate the contact with recent architectural transformations about the territory, taking their participants to the discovery and observation of the region.
The intention is to transmit a new look about places created by the contemporany architecture in a Douro loaded with historical symbolism. In addition, the images to contest enrich the data base "Visual Archives" of the Douro Museum, project that aims to identify and disclose the visual documentation associated to the Demarcated Region.
The Jury of the contest is composed by:
• Fernando Seara, Douro's Museum Director;
• Maria Clara Maia, EDPP's representative;
• Bernardino Castro, Centro Português de Fotografia's director;
• José Manuel Pedreirinho, Ordem dos Arquitectos' president;
• José Paiva, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto's director;
• Pedro Leão Ramos Ferreira Neto, ACC's director e docent / researcher at Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade do Porto.
(more info see at regulation)
NOTE: APART FROM THE PRIZES MENTIONED ON THE RULES (8.1 AND 8.2) THERE IS THE EMERGING SCOPIO PRIZE FOR BEST PARTICIPATION: (1) ONE DIGITAL CAMERA SLR (MODEL TO BE ANOUNCED); (2) PUBLICATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT BY SCOPIO EDITIONS.
8.1. All selected works by the contest jury will integrate a temporary and intenerant exposition promoted by Douro Museum.
8.2. Prizes will be awarded to the best three participations. 1st place - 1000€ voucher in photographic equipment 2nd place - 500€ voucher in photographic equipment 3rd place - 250€ voucher in photographic equipment
8.3. The presentation of the prizes will be done at a public cerimony, on the 14th of December 2018 (Day of Douro World Heritage). A entrega dos prémios será feita em cerimónia pública, no dia 14 de dezembro de 2018 (Dia do Douro Património Mundial). (more info see at regulation)
Context and application
1.1. The international photography contest Douro Contemporary Heritage: Architecture, Art and Image is an initiative promoted by the Douro Museum Foundation, F.P. in partnership with the Cultural Association Cityscopio (ACC) and the research group CCRE-CEAU-FAUP, having the support of EDPP.
1.2. The contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers, national and foreigners.
(more info see at regulation)
REGISTER AND GET A SAFE-CONDUT
Aiming to give credibility and ease the access of photographers to many of the places and architectures of interest to the contest, namely to the big scale and author's architecture, like dams, wineries and cultural equipments, as well as rehabilitation and habitational or urban intervention projects, that matter to observe and disclose, we advise to register through the following e-mail (...).
Will be offered a safe-condut by the Douro Museum that will allow photographers to identify themselves as participants of the contest and in that way too have easier access to many places of interest, as well as other gains that the organization will look to obtain in order to ease a strategy of integration and acceptance of the contest and its participants by the many diverse quadrants. In contrast, to contribute to that contact to turn out a possibility of exchange of knowledge that helps to better understand the pratices and identity of Douro and its Architecture and in that way to help to a bigger internationatisation and distinction of this region all over the world.
Join us at our Facebook Group to participate!
The mission of YOUR DOURO is to promote close to Douro's population and to every specialits or interested amateurs by this region and by the image's universe, a colective work for the record of Memories, Experiences, Occupations, Public Spaces and Architecture about the Douro's territory and that works in parallel with the INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: DOURO CONTEMPORARY HERITAGE.
The objectivo of YOUR DOURO is to run as singular space to the communication and disclosure of content between the Douro's population (not only), working as lively record of the history of Douro's people and spaces under the format of photography e / or video. The videos and photographies - moving and / or fixed images revealing people, habits, experiences and space uses, should aim to integrate a public space or monument(s) or singular(s) building(s) of the Douro's territory as background, in order to allow the identification of spaces.
YOUR DOURO is a public call, open to all people with any connection or interest by the Douro's territory. The call works in a Facebook's group created and managed by the Organization (https://www.facebook.com ....), responsible by this contest. Anyone with the interest in the call can ask for permission to be added to the group, in order to participate and see participations of other users. Each participation should be composed (apart from the video or photogoraphy) by a description containing indications of the registry date, name of the author(s), people and spaces represented.
YOUR DOURO tries in this way to answer through the creative and imagetic universe the need to a bigger public participation, O TEU DOURO tenta desta forma dar resposta através do universo criativo e de imagens à necessidade de uma maior participação pública, stimulating people to actively participate on the creation of a data base of fixed and moving images that reflecte the look of the people who visit, work and live at Douro's territory, which can be the beggining of a project that creates a data base (lively colective memory) about Douro.
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