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VIEWFINDER – scopio Magazine International Photography Contest organisation, jointly with scopio´s new publication VIEWFINDER, aims to hold the interest of different people and research coming from various groups, institutions and fields of study with an interest on art and documentary photography in regards to its conception as an instrument to question the universe of Architecture, City and Territory.
We intend to promote the awareness and reflection upon art and documentary photography in regards to its conception as an instrument to question Architecture, City and Territory universe. This means understanding Architecture as an extended discipline and practice with an interest, on one side, in the real space and its experiences, exploring new spatial forms and architectural codes, and on the other side, in how architecture operates within larger systems: socio-cultural, technical, and historical. Our main goals are to encourage the development of knowledge on art and documentary photography and architectural culture and achieve national and international greater force and impact.
scopio Magazine International Photography Contest, which is directed towards the strengthening of photography as an inquisitive instrument, searching for new talents and awareness towards photography and architecture, has achieved in the last decade a significant success. Not only all the winners and honourable mentions have been published by scopio Editions, but also been divulged in many conferences, round-tables and exhibitions in Portugal and abroad. Taking into account this encouraging development and body of work, as well as the interest and significant body of work coming from its Editors and Collaborators, it was decided to adopt a new structure, meaning that the contest is now available in digital format online with its own website and has an autonomous publication called VIEWFINDER.
VIEWFINDER publishes partially all the entries of the scopio Magazine International Photography Contest, announcing the winner and the honourable mentions of scopio International Photography Contest and scopio International Photobook Contest, being these published in more detail and the winners published in full.
VIEWFINDER is published in a date of the year that may be different from other scopio magazine publications of the same cycle, with a revitalised Editorial and Advisory Board – AAI / CEAU / FAUP and ESMAD / UniMAD / P.PORTO R&Ds – and several new Editors, this publication wants to contribute to raise a wider appreciation of our subject matter, mainly that of Photography related to Architecture and Art.
The responsibility of scopio Magazine International Photography Contest belongs to the following Research and Development Units (R&Ds):
CCRE / CEAU / FAUP
CCRE – Center for Communication and Spatial Representation – is an open research group able to integrate different studies and works through its different sites and platforms aiming to capture the interest of diferente people and research, coming from various institutions and diverse fields of studies and interests, to its research line Architecture, Art and Image (AAI) that includes different research and studies containing various types of information in order to link contents related with Art, Architecture and Urban Planning to the way people live, understand and transform their city, connecting different departments and university research centers with public institutions and the general public.
uniMAD – the Media, Arts and Design Research Centre – aims at developing high quality research and promoting the artistic, theoretical and , technological development in Media, Cinema, Photography, Web Design, Information Technology, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Digital Arts. The Research Centre will also strive to promote communication and cooperation among researchers and regional, national and international policy makers, so as to improve and enhance the development of specific knowledge.
Cityscopio – Associação Cultural
Rua da Cidreira 291
EDITORIAL AND ADVISORY BOARD OF PUBLICATION
The Editorial and Advisory Board of the contest publication VIEWFINDER has 5 Editorial coordinators:
Inaki Bergera – School of Architecture in Zaragoza
Iñaki Bergera (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1972) holds a PhD (2002) and a professional degree in Architecture (1997) from the University of Navarra and teaches architectural design as Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza since 2008. Supported by Fundación ‘la Caixa’, he obtained a Master in Design Studies with Distinction from Harvard University in 2002. He has been main researcher of the national project “Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain” and curator of two major exhibitions on the same topic held at ICO museum in Madrid (PHotoEspaña 2014y PHotoEspaña 2016).
Author and editor of over a dozen books (for publishers such as Abada, La Fábrica or Arquia), he has written numerous scientific articles in journals and has participated as a speaker in over twenty-five international conferences.
He has been Visiting Scholar in world celebrated institutions like the CCA in Montreal, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Center of Creative Photography in Arizona or Columbia University and the International Center of Photography in New York.
In 2001 he studied photography at the Harvard School of Visual Arts with the British photographer Chris Killip, and since then he has carried out a personal photographic work around the same research topics embodied in various individual exhibitions such as America, Urban Landscape (2006), A Tale of Two Cities (2008), In the Landscape (2010) and Twentysix (Abandoned), Gasoline Stations (Scan Tarragona 2014, PHotoEspaña 2015 and MUN 2018); as well as in collective shows such as The Creation of the Contemporary Landscape (DKV-Alcobendas, 2016) or Unfinished (Venice Biennial, 2016). He is represented by the gallery La Casa Amarillain Zaragoza.
Starting with his own practice in collaboration with Iñigo Beguiristain he began to receive professional architectural photography commissions and his series have been published on prestigious professional international media like Casabella, A10, Wallpaper, The Architects’ Journal, Dezeen, Detail, Arquitectura Viva, Baunetz or ArchDaily.
He is the recipient of different grants and has held fellowships at the British Library, the Centre for Architecture Andrea Palladio and the Italian Ministry of University. In 2005, he was also awarded an Italian National Council of Researches (CNR) Postdoc. Between 2005 and 2008 he has been the PI of the Digital Archive funded by the Compagnia di San Paolo for the Archivio Fotografico Parisio, one of the largest Italian architectural image archives.
He is correspondent for the UK of Il Giornale dell’Architettura (Allemandi), has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and is co-author and co-editor of six books: in 2009 one of these has been selected as book of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement.
Before joining LSA, from 2009 to 2012, Marco has taught at Cambridge University, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art. In the department of Architecture at Cambridge he has been the PI of the Interactive Vision between Architecture and Photography, a research project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Program and the organiser of two centenary events for the Department of Architecture (1912-2012): the exhibition Cambridge in Concrete. Images from the RIBA British Architectural Library Photographs Collection and, with François Penz, of the international conference Still Architecture: Photography, Vision, Cultural Transmission. He is an affiliated member of the DIGIS, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge.
Mark Durden – European Centre for Documentary Research (eCDR) / USW
Mark Durden is a writer and artist. He studied Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and Design and at Glasgow School of Art, going on to study History and Theory of Art at University of Kent at Canterbury— attaining an MA by research for a thesis on Roland Barthes and a PhD on Photography and the Book. He has taught both Art History and Fine Art at Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury and at Staffordshire University. He taught History of Photography at University of Derby where he became Reader in 2002 and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) in Photography in 2003. He left Derby in 2007 to join Newport as Professor of Photography. He has published extensively on photography and contemporary art and since 1997 has worked as part of the artists’ group Common Culture.
Olívia da Silva – ESMAD/ UniMAD
Olívia Marques da Silva (1962), holds a PhD in Photography by the School of Art & Design of Derby and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy by the University of Porto.
Olívia da Silva associates the academic activity with the artistic expression as a photographer and has participated in various individual and collective exhibitions.
The connection to Polythecnic of Porto started in 1992. She was director of the Department of Arts of Image at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo (ESMAE). She is currently the president of the Comissão Instaladora of Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design (ESMAD) of P.PORTO. She has been collaborating with the research groups CCRE, FAUP and eCPR/South Wales University.
Pedro Leão Neto – CCRE/CEAU/FAUP
Pedro Leão Neto is the founder and editorial coordinator of scopio Network. He is also Coordinator of scopio Editions, scopio Magazine and CCRE research group in the School of Architecture in Porto University where he is senior lecturer in Photography and CAAD courses. He has been responsible for organising several conferences, exhibitions and workshops as the International Seminar “On the surface: Photography and Architecture”, which will have its 5th edition in 2019.
Luis Filipe Ribeiro
Pedro Leão Neto
Ne Santelmo (Creative Director )
João Azevedo (Design collaborator)
Rita Silva (Design collaborator)
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