VRSA Photo Race awards prizes to the best photographs of chimneys and platbands

«For Sale», by José Luis Caño Garcia, was the winning photograph of the 1st Photographic Race in the municipality of Vila Real de […]

The photograph «For Sale» by José Luis Caño Garcia

«Vende-se», by José Luis Caño Garcia, was the winning photograph of the 1st Photographic Race in the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, which had as its theme chimneys and platbands, and took place on the 24th of September, as part of the European Days of Heritage.

The jury, consisting of José Carlos Barros, architect and vice-president of the Chamber, Carlos Afonso, photographer for Associação ¼ Escuro, and Marta Santos, architect, also distinguished «Resistance», by Alberto Corvo (2nd prize) and «Now as before », also by José Luis Caño Garcia (3rd).

The jury also decided to award honorable mentions to “Graffiti” and “26 de Setembro”, both by Margarida Santos, and “Há long…I”, by Maria de Fátima Afonso.

The prizes will be awarded at the opening of the photographic exhibition «Chimneys and platbands of Vila Real de Santo António», on December 6th, at 18 pm, at the Vicente Campinas Municipal Library in Vila Real de Santo António.

This Photographic Race, in which 10 competitors took part, with 100 photographs, this year had the theme of chimneys and platbands, considered by the municipality of Vilarreal as «unique elements of our heritage that continue to identify the urban and rural landscapes of the Algarve».

«In fact, in addition to their functional purpose, chimneys and platbands show complex formal and decorative grammars, show the creativity of the master builder, give visibility to the social status of the homeowner and also refer to the tourist promotion of the Algarve. developed throughout the century. XX, especially the lace chimney, icons of a typical Algarve».

In the race and along a previously defined route, participants were challenged to register, over the course of a day, the county's chimneys and platbands, with the aim of contributing to the inventory and enhancement of these architectural elements.

 

 

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