Organized since 2001 by the Museum of Portimão, this year the 20th Photographic Race of Portimão underwent a change and opted for an edition called “Especial Covid-19”, in view of the current and unexpected viral context and the need to comply with sanitary, distancing rules and confinement.
As the individual and in-person involvement of a large group of participants was not opportune in a competition traditionally circumscribed to Portimão, the 2020 Photographic Race opened up to the possibility of electronic participation by photographers from anywhere in the country, having registered registration of 138 interested parties of ten nationalities, from 25 cities, and the subsequent digital submission of images between May 22 and June 28.
The exhibition, integrated in the celebrations of the Day of the City of Portimão, will present the best awarded works and will open on December 12, from 10 am, until April 25, next, and can also be seen on the website of the Museum of Portimão.
«Strange Times, Signs of Distance, Places of Hope and Solidarity, constituted the four themes that stimulated and challenged the attentive and creative eye of the participants, in a period of such a difficult and strong social constraint, while taking on this initiative of the Museum of Portimão as an important visual contribution in the collection of testimonies of a singular moment, for future memory », according to the portimonense autarchy.
The winners of this edition are: 1st – Francisco Martins Award; 2nd – Elsa Martins Award; 3rd Prize – José Oliveira; 4th Prize – Hugo Esteves; “Young Prize” – Matilde Gonçalves. In addition to these categories, the exhibition will include the “Special Jury Prize”, attributed to Gonçalo Caetano, as well as the two best photos of each of the four themes mentioned.
In addition, there is also an exhibition in honor of the fado singer Amália in “Bem-Vinda Sejas Amália”, which will open at 10 am on 12 December, and will also be available online on the website of the Portimão Museum, where it can be seen until 10 January 2021 .
Developed in four modules, “Bem-Vinda Sejas Amália” introduces Amália's diverse facets, echoing worldwide success, for its avant-garde and artistic boldness, modestly in its dressing room, not forgetting the lesser-known curiosities of its vast career .
The two exhibitions can be visited at the following times: Tuesday from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm; from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. They will also be available online on the website of the Museum of Portimão.