BRUNO SIMÕES CASTANHEIRA WINS “ESTAÇÃO DE IMAGEM” GRAND AWARD:
Photographer Bruno Simões Castanheira won, this weekend, the most prestigious photojournalim award in Portugal. It’s the second time Bruno gets the Grand Prize, this year with a story about the portuguese economic crisis. In 2013 he had win with another story on austerity, but in Greece.
EDUARDO LEAL WINS “ENVIRONMENT” CATEGORY :
Eduardo Leal was also awarded in “Estação de Imagem” with a series “Plastic Trees”, focusing on the spreading of the plastic bags on the Bolivian Altiplano, where millions of bags travel with the wind until they got entangled in native bushes, damaging the beautiful landscapes.
The award, which goes on its sixth edition, is already an inevitable reference, not only due to a significant participation by professionals, as also by bringing together, every year, a jury composed of prestigious personalities in the international photojournalism scene. This year the jury was composed by Maria Mann (EPA), Yannis Behrakis (Reuters), Ruth Eichhorn (GEO), Horacio Villalobos (Corbis) and Elena Boille (Internazionale).