In April 2019, Porto City Hall launched an open call to all citizens, local and foreign, amateur and professional, asking for original photographs that portrayed the city under different or contemporary perspectives. The call involved a competition that distinguished the three best contributions, elected by a specialised jury. The turnout was surprising, in both quantity and quality, and besides publishing a small format book with all the contributions, the jury selected a short list to be published in a special edition.
With 400 of the best pictures, we designed a larger format book encased in a carefully crafted wooden frame that allows for it to be put on vertical display. Over 20 different covers create diversity and the possibility for different displays. All the images are either full page or spread, better exploring their semantics and shades, their density and shapes. Not just a photobook, it is a photo object.
Studio Eduardo Aires
Rua Alexandre Braga, 94 1 Esquerdo Porto, Porto 4000-049 PT