Four of our members were awarded, in different categories in the main portuguese prize in photojournalism, the “Estação de Imagem” Prize.
The international jury, composed by Paolo Pellegrin (Magnum), Christopher Morris (VII), Alessandra Mauro (FORMA/Contrasto), Pablo Juliá (Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía), and Jérôme Sessini,(Magnum) met in the small town of Mora, in the Alentejo region, and also participated in a conference.
1st Prize in Contemporary Issues
“Portugal, the anti-democracy of empoverishment”
Bruno Simões Castanheira won the Contemporary Issues category with his ongoing project on the effects of the austerity measures following the economic bailout in Portugal.
This story is part of the PROJECTO TROIKA where 9 authors are documenting the crisis in Portugal.
2nd Prize in Contemporary Issues
Photographer Tommaso Rada was awarded the 2nd place in Contemporary issues category with a body of work about the 30% of portuguese that are considered poor. He followed families that were proposed by an NGO to build their own houses to assure better life conditions.
1st Prize in Daily Life
“Learning to survive”
Rodrigo Cabrita did a story on aquatic training for children, known as Infant Swimming Resource (ISR), with very moving pictures (the first photo of this newsletter is also from this story) that earned him the 1st place in Daily Life…
2nd Prize in Daily Life
“A week of beach time for elder people”
…. but guess what?… Rodrigo also won 2nd place in the same category! This time with a very funny story on elder people from one of Lisbon’s old neighbourhoods, that go every year to the beach for a week.
1st Prize in Sports
Photographer Bruno Simões Castanheira 1st Place in Sports was won with a story on a specific kind of bullfight that happens during the summer months in small villages near the border with Spain.
1st Prize in Arts & Spectacle
José Ferreira won the prize in Arts & Spectacle with an essay where the women body is represented free of preconceptions and out of the idealized cliché of beauty