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Um Eclipse Distante, BesPhoto Award 2014, Museu Berardo, Lisboa, Portugal, May - September 2014.

This edition marks the 10th anniversary of the BES Photo award. The award was initially organised in collaboration with the Centro Cultural de Belém and subsequently with the Museu Coleção Berardo, in Lisbon. The first years of the award highlighted the best works produced in this field in Portugal and as we entered the new decade the scope was extended to other Portuguese-speaking countries – such as Brazil, Mozambique and Angola. It has thereby been possible to publicise current photographic practices in these countries and foster closer ties between them, which is essential in order to develop a strategy of mutual assertion within the contemporary world. The collaboration with the Instituto Tomie Ohtake has ensured such recognition in São Paulo, Brazil.

The finalists of the tenth edition were chosen by a jury consisting of Bisi Silva, director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, independent curator in São Paulo, and João Fernandes, deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Délio Jasse, works between his home in Luanda and Lisbon. His research explores different printing techniques and their relationship with memory and identity documents. José Pedro Cortes, from Porto, studied in Kent. He has exhibited his works in several European cities, and has primarily presented his photographs in books that construct narratives about the experiences of living in different locations. Letícia Ramos, from Santo Antônio da Patrulha, lives and works in São Paulo. She has focused her work on optical devices, variations in image scale and transfer and translatability of image technologies.

These three artists have produced new works for the BES Photo 2014 award, which was presented in the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon, and later in the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo.

Pedro Lapa
Artistic Director of Museum Berardo, Lisboa

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Download Besphoto 2014 catalogue (PT, EN)