When we were introduced to Taste Porto we found out that we had a common connection – photography! We also found out they wanted to create a unique offering and be the very first tour company in Porto to offer a photography oriented food tour.
So when asked if we wanted to collaborate with them and bring this to life, of course we jumped at the opportunity. So earlier this week we had the enormous pleasure of joining the Taste Porto team for a test run — and also invited some local food and photography lovers!
Um dos grandes flagelos da nossa sociedade é a violência praticada por pessoas, com ou sem laços de sangue, para se apoderar ou controlar a proxima. Com o intuito de ajudar as pessoas vítimas desta adversidade, existem instituições prontas a ajudar como a APAV – Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima e a The light Space. No entanto, também compete ao cidadão comum ajudar a acabar com este flagelo, dando apoio a estas instituições e também denunciando esses comportamentos. Como cidadão comum e ciente deste problema, o fotógrafo artístico Paulo Carvalho organizou uma exposição fotográfica, com a finalidade de angariar fundos para as instituições acima mencionadas, através da venda dos trabalhos expostos. Esses trabalhos artísticos pertencem a diversos fotógrafos internacionais, onde se destacam as conceituadas fotógrafas Brooke Shaden e Amani Alshaali, que gentilmente aceitaram em participar neste evento.
Hi! Anna here — in the run up to the PortoPhotoFest I have heard the “what made you decide to run this festival?” question more times than I can remember. I’ve never hidden the fact that this is a festival that I dreamt of, and that the photographers here are people I have learnt from and admire.
But the story of how this festival came about is a little longer to explain, and when I was invited by Ibarionex to tell that story on The Candid Frame, I was petrified… and then delighted!
Porto Photo Fest met recently with the incredible Portuguese talent Ana Lisa Luças, a mixed media artist who gives us insight into how she works with brands such as Chocolates da Vida. In a recent interview with Favourite Design, Ana expresses her future ambitions:
“In the future I want to internationalize, to have my work in different countries, not just Portuguese products that have been exported but work with different cultures and different projects. Getting out of my comfort zone.”
This spring we had the golden opportunity to introduce the first of Porto Photo Fest’s foreign photographers to the city of Porto. It’s no secret we love our city, but is there anything more exciting than seeing a newcomer fall in love, too?
We met with Paula at Rua das Flores for the interview and were at the other end of the lens this time, where she asks Cradoc about his impressions of Porto, his early days in photography, his approach to street shooting, and — of course — the hotly-debated question of analog vs digital.