Transversalities: Photography without Borders competition


The Centre for Iberian Studies (Centro de Estudos Ibéricos – CEI) will award more than 15 portfolios as part of the Transversalities project: Photography without Borders, which uses photography as a means of promoting the inclusion of territories and breaking with the processes of exclusion to which vast areas of the planet are subjected by the media.

This competition aims to help overcome the borders that are being imposed between communities, peoples and cultures.

The themes of the competition are:

  • Landscapes, biodiversity and natural heritage (natural resources and risks; use, management and planning of natural areas; diversity of contexts and intercourse between man and the environment, etc.).
  • Rural areas, agriculture and settlement (goods and agricultural products, organization of rural areas; places and rural architecture, mobility, etc.).
  • The city and the urbanization process (city, architecture, regeneration and urbanization processes; landscapes, urban environments and experiences, etc.).
  • Culture and society: cultural diversity and social inclusion (constructed legacy and cultural heritage, ways of life and social conditions; fight against poverty and social exclusion, etc.)

The Jury, appointed by the CEI’s Executive Committee and chaired by one of its members, will be made up of a panel of photographers, researchers or other elements deemed relevant to the evaluation process.

The prizes to be awarded are:

  • Support for the best and most complete portfolio: €1.500
  • Support (4) for the best portfolio in each theme: €750
  • Support (up to 12) for honourable mentions for other portfolios: €150

In addition, there will also be special support for a Portuguese competitor and another from a Portuguese-speaking African country (PALOP) (€500.00 each).

Further information, including the regulations and the application form, can be found here.