These were the photos that guaranteed me a place in the 5 finalists for Portuguese Photographer of the Year 2023. This was the first year I applied for the National Qualifications of APPImagem, an unusual event, of a pedagogical nature, in which photos are evaluated in printed format, live, in front of an audience. 5 of my photos managed to enter the honor collection and 3 achieved the mention of merit, in a total of 13 points, which left me truly surprised, specially since it was a last minute decision and without being able to use photos that have already been awarded by The FEP or WPC.

Couldn’t fail to thank @koylab, the best album printing company, without which I wouldn’t even have been able to apply. Love you guys.

To the @appimagem secretariat, a big thank you for all your patience on the eve of the deadline putting up with Miguel Ponte’s doubts 😅

And finally, my sincere congratulations to my friend @joaocarlosphoto, the man of ideas, who deservedly got the better of me and was elected Photographer of the Year in the final vote.

These are the photos that entered the honor and merit collection: