John Stanmeyer Workshop Final Presentation

You’re invited to close out the first anual Porto Photo Festival with this special event. Join John Stanmeyer and his workshop students as they present the work they created during the festival.

Photo by John Stanmeyer
A sand tornado or Dust Devil pass through as tens of thousands of Kurds flee an Islamic State assault on Kobani in Syria and stream across the border into the Turkish town of Dikmetas on Saturday, September 20, 2014. This was day two of the exodus when 200,000 Syrian’s, mostly Kurds, crossed into Turkey in 72 hours.

This will be the closing event of this first years edition.

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Retratos sem Medo – Uma exposição Solidária


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.

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Taste Porto – Food Photography Tour

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!

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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.”

Here is a sample of her amazing mixed media work:

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“Viver O Porto” Interviews Cradoc Bagshaw

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?

Lifestyle blogger Paula Calheiros of Viver O Porto interviewed analog specialist Cradoc Bagshaw recently, during his visit in May. Cradoc will be giving a series of street photography workshops during Porto Photo Fest starting with “The Complete Street Series” (September 11-13), an Experienced Analog Photography Workshop (September 14-15), and a “Beyond the Street” masterclass on Sunday, September 17.

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.

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Welcome to Porto Photo Fest Blog!

This is where we will be highlighting Photography community surrounding the PortoPhotoFest.

If you would like your opportunity to have your work showcased online, now is your chance to do so. Just head to our “call for submissions” page where you will be given the opportunity to submit your best Porto images.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Anna and the team!