Check the winner and TOP 20 list of FestFoto Brazil 2019 Call

VEO - a photographic collective formed by 8 photographers from 6 different countries wins FestFoto Brazil 2019 Call
Selim Koricky, a Polish citizen based in Hannover, Germany, is the second place winner of FestFoto Brazil 2019 Call, with a work on the Tatar Lipka community in Poland
Anton Gautama, from Indonesia, is the third place winner of FestFoto Brazil 20199 Call with the work The outsiders,

VEO – A Photographic Collective, formed by 8 photographers from 6 different countries, is the winner of the 2019 FestFoto Convocation. The international jury evaluated 80 entries from 22 countries. We are grateful for the efforts of all those who have sent works and reinforce the importance and the role of photography in contemporary society. The work was seen by professionals and specialists who, from different visions and experiences, had the difficult task of selecting only 20 among the 80 works registered by authors and authors from 22 countries.
To those who have not been contemplated in this selection, we ask that you take the result as a challenge and commitment to continue telling your stories.
FestFoto remains an open port for photography and invites everyone to participate and follow the festival’s schedule. We remind that the first place wins a trip to Porto Alegre to participate in the Festival and an inscription for the International Platform for Portfolio Readings 2019. The 20 selected will be displayed in the 12th edition of FestFoto in our social networks and will be reviewed throughout the year on the festival blog
Below is the list of the 20 works selected for display at the Free Photogram 2019, as part of the FestFoto 2019 program at the Iberê Camargo Foundation, in Porto Alegre. Congratulations to all! Welcome to FestFoto 2019!

1 – Collective VEO  – Twenty small gray tiles.
2 – Selim Korycki (Poland / Germany) – The Waning Crescent. Lipka Tatars in Poland.
3 – Anton Gautama (Indonesia) – The Outsiders
4 – Anselmo Cunha (Porto Alegre / Brazil) – Occupation Saraí.
5 – Labkhand Olfatmanesh (Iran / United States) and Gazelle Samizay (Afeganistan/United States- Bepar (Hop).
6 – Nicolás Vidal (Uruguay) – Witnesses
7 – Michael Danner (Germany) – MIGRATION AS AVANT-GARDE
8 – Ricardo Ribeiro (São Paulo) – Puxirum
9 – Leonardo Carrato (Rio de Janeiro) – In Bora – Beyond Amazon’s Riverbanks
10 – Sebastian Lopez Brach (Argentina) – Can not you see the hidden?
11 – Hugo Martins – (Bahia / Brazil) Odù
12 – Ricardo Teles (São Paulo) – Transbrasilianas
13 – Shinji Nagabe (Brazil / France) – ESPINHA
14 – Ricardo Miguel Hernandez Acevedo (Cuba) – Silent nation.
15 – Sadegh Souri (Iran) – SAMIRA
16 – Pedro Kuperman (Rio de Janeiro) – Maria’s Garden
17 – Majid Asgaripour (Iran) – Dreams and Nightmares
18 – Ian Willms (Canada) – Why we walk
19 – Alain Schroeder – (Belgium) Who will save the Rohingya?
20 – Ekaterina Bodyagina (Moscow / Berlin) – Taboo.Borders

From the Diaspora: Identitie, Hybridism and Difference

The term diaspora defines the migratory movement of peoples – usually forced and sometimes traumatic. From the biblical narrative of the exodus of the Hebrews led by Moses to the current wave of migration, where peoples of the so-called “global south” place mobility as a global demand and therein lies the diaspora.
The UNHCR estimates that every three seconds, a person somewhere in the world is forced to leave their home. The number gives dimension to the theme and highlights the areas of contact caused by these new shares of attendance and absences.
We understand that contemporary exiles cross daily dimensions of spaces and times to reopen past and to weave new possibilities of narratives before old national identities.
With the title Diaspora: Identitie, Hybridity and Difference, the 12th edition of the International Photography Festival of Porto Alegre proposes a program focused on the reflection on the impact of current migratory flows on contemporary photographic production, as well as being an environment for works exploring themes related to social, political and cultural displacements. The displacement of the physical house, the emotional house, the cultural house, the environmental house, the religious house. We want you to send us your work and help us build the debate on this theme that is central to societies around the world.
The Call is open to all photographers from all over the world.
Twenty works will be selected among multimedia projects and portfolios to the official programing of Festfoto 2019. Among the 20 selected, the jury will indicate a winner to receive the prize of fly tickets and hotel to participate in FestFoto Brazil 2019. The winner and the other 19 selected as finalists will be notified by the coordination of the festival through email or phone.
Wards: The winner will receive the prize of fly tickets and hotel expenses to participate in FestFoto Brazil 2019 and a Free Passport to participate in the International Portfolio Reviews Platform 2019.
The top 10 will have their work published and reviewed on the Blog of FestFoto during 2019. During the selection process we will also be displaying on our website a gallery with entries that have caught the attention of our jury.
FestFoto 2019 is partnering with the LensCulture platform, one of the largest online destinations in the world for the discovery and diffusion of contemporary photography with a global audience of more than 2 million people. You are invited to use the LensCulture platform to register for the FestFoto Brazil 2019 Call.
The deadline is January 31st 2019 and entries will be accepted in two categories : Multimedia / Visual Narratives on video (with works of up to 4 minutes) and Portfolio with up to 20 images. The registration fee is USD $ 30.00. The selected works will be exhibited during FestFoto, from April 27 to May 26, 2019.
Welcome to FestFoto Brazil 2019 Call for Entry

Daniel Sosa – Uruguai
Director of  CDF
Centro de Fotografia de

Daniel Sosa Debenedetti

Uruguayan born in 1971, photographer Daniel Sosa was one of the creators of the Photography Center in Montevideo, where he has been director since 2002. Institution dedicated to the diffusion of photography in Latin America, the center maintains a collection of more than 100,000 historical photographs of the period between 1840 and 1990, and more than 30,000 contemporary images from 1990 to the present day. One of the editors of the magazine Sueños de la Razão, he permanently coordinates six exhibition halls where he works with contemporary photographers from Uruguay and other countries are exposed. It also produces a weekly television program, f / 22, dedicated to the reflection and promotion of photography. The CdF organizes the International Photography Festival "MUFF" over a period of three years, of which Daniel Sosa is the director.

Sinara Sandri – Brazil
Co-Coordinator of FestFoto Porto Alegre, in Brazil

Sinara Sandri

Journalist, History Specialist (UFF), Master in History (UFRGS), PhD in Communication and Information (UFRGS). Co-Founder and coordinator of FestFoto and coordinates the  International Portfolio Reviews Platform of  FestFoto since 2015.
Coordinated the team that developed the project of the Palacinho Cultural Center - Photo Library of Rio Grande do Sul.
Has research related to photography and urban reform, with a Case on the work of the Italian photographer Virgílio Calegari.
She is a contributor to OF Magazine, FestFoto's online magazine.
Interested in themes such as urban landscapes, environment and photojournalism.

Steven Evans/USA
Executive-Diretor of FotoFest

Steven Evans

Steven Evans studied photography at the Atlanta College of Art (B.F.A. 1987) and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (M.F.A. 1989). Worked at the Day Art Foundation in New York 1990, where he helped artists as Douglas Gordon and Vera Lutter create large-scale exhibits. In 2000, he began to work on the Day: Beacon Museum in the New York, and he was the managing director of the museum until 2010. In 2010, Evans worked as director of the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio. In 2014 was named FotoFest Executive Director and is responsible for its exhibitions,
programs and organization. In 2015 he organized the inter-biennial Fotofest exhibitions I Am A Camera Eye and The Collector: The Collection Maloney, in Houston. With Wendy Watriss, he was co-curator of FotoFest Inter-Biennial International Discoveries V, and with Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, curated and organized the main exhibition of the Biennial of Fotofest 2016 CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet. Recently, he has represented FotoFest in events of photography and festivals in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Korea and Russia.

Krzysztof Candrowicz
Krzysztof Candrowicz is a curator, researcher and art director.

Krzysztof Candrowicz

Krzysztof Candrowicz is a curator, researcher and art director. He is the founder and director of the International Festival of Photography in Lodz, the Foundation of Visual Education and the Lodz Art Center. Krzysztof Candrowicz is also working as a consultant, guest curator and visiting lecturer in numerous organizations, museums, schools and festivals in Europe and worldwide. Since 2014, he is the artistic director of the Hamburg Triennial of Photography in Germany. Curator of Bienal do Porto 2019 in Portugal

Elena Navarro Spain/Mexico
Director of the Centro de la Imagen/Mexico City and Artistic Director of the International Festival of Photography PhotoMéxico. 

Elena Navarro

Elena Navarro has more than twenty years of experience in the cultural sector working in the ARCO Contemporary Art Fair and the Student Residence in Madrid and of having founded Arte y Parte magazine. In 2001 she created Canopia, a company of which she was director until May 2018, when she was named Director of the Centro de la Imagen de Mexico. Between 2013 and 2018, she was artistic director of the International Photography Festival Fotoméxico . During her professional career, one of Elena's main goals was to establish bridges within the cultural ecosystem, promoting the internationalization of cultural projects through co-production between different institutions in different countries.

Silas de Paula/Brazil
Photographer and independent curator, works as a researcher in Photography and Audiovisual.

Silas de Paula

Photographer, was born in 1950 and has been living in state of Ceará(northeast of Brazil) since 1973. PHD at the University of Loughbourough, England and a teacher  of Communication and Postgraduate Program at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC). Author of the project "Unrevealed Images" for young visual artists from Ceará. Participated in the organization and curation of all the exhibitions of DiVerCidade Photo Festival and the Encontros de Agosto photo festival in Fortaleza; was part of the judging committee of the Conrado Wessel Prize, in São Paulo; of the selection of projects for Cinema and Audiovisual Editors Secretariat of Culture of Bahia, Ceará, among others. He published two books, made several exhibitions, won some prizes, among them the Marc Ferrez Prize and the Leica / Consigo Prize. He has several texts published in scientific journals and newspapers.

Jim Casper/Amsterdan

Editor-in-chief of 


Jim Casper

Jim Casper is editor-in-chief and co-founder of LensCulture, one of the leading online destination for contemporary photography broadcasting around the world. As an active member of the contemporary photography world, Casper organizes annual international photography events, travels around the world to meet photographers and review their portfolios, curate art exhibitions, writes about photography and culture, lectures, conducts workshops, serves as a jury international and nominator for major awards, and is an adviser to arts and education organizations. He is on the board of SPE, the Society for Photo Education, the world's largest association of photography educators.

Iatã Cannabrava/Brazil
Director of Estúdio Madalena and Publisher at Editora Madalena.

Iatã Cannabrava

Iatã Cannabrava (Brazil) - He began his career as a cultural producer in 1989, presiding over the Union of Photographers of the State of São Paulo. In 2002 he started the Madalena Studio, a company focused on cultural photography production. He was the creator of projects such as Photo São Paulo (2001) and Povos de São Paulo - A Hundred Looks at the Anthropophagic City (2004). Curator of the Latin American Photography Forum of São Paulo, promoted by Itaú Cultural, and was at the forefront of the International Paraty Photography Festival in Focus from 2006 to 20016. He has been researching Brazilian modern photography since 2006, curator of the Moderna Para Semper . As a photographer, he has a work focused on the transformation of cities through their architecture and their inhabitants. He has participated in more than 40 exhibitions and has published two books. In addition, he is founder of the Madalena Center for Image Studies, the fruit of a long-standing project that aims to foster visual education. Recently, alongside Claudi Carreras and Claudia Jaguaribe, she created Editora Madalena, exclusively dedicated to the publication of photo books. Creator of Valongo - International Image Meeting, in Santos / SP.

Bisi Silva – Lagos
Independent curator, founder and director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos).

Bisi Silva

Bisi Silva is an independent curator and the founder/director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos) which opened in December 2007.

She is co-curator of "The Progress of Love," a transcontinental collaboration across three venues in US and Nigeria (Oct. 2012 – Jan. 2013). She was co-curator of "J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere: Moments of Beauty," Kiasma, Helsinki (April – Nov. 2011). She was also co-curator for the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece, "Praxis: Art in Times of Uncertainty" in September 2009.

In 2006, Silva was one of the curators for the Dakar Biennale in Senegal. Silva has participated in several international conferences and symposia and written essays for many publications as well as for international art magazines and is on the editorial board of N.Paradoxa, an international feminist art journal and is the guest editor for the Africa and African Diaspora Issue of N.Paradoxa (Jan. 2013).

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