Eduardo Riberio was the winner of the first edition of SCOPIO International Photobook Contest that had as title “Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries: Architecture” and it aimed to promote and enable the discussion surrounding the Photobook format, in particular looking at old, rare and influential photography books from the 20th century onwards. This edition had as partners and collaborators the Photobook Club Porto, Photobook Club Coimbra, Photobook Club Lisboa and Photobook Club and it had also the support of Mercearia de Arte Alves & Silvestre.
This contest was focused on creating visual narratives based on city spaces’ physical and conceptual configurations - between urban and architecture - and on how people, in their daily lives and work, appropriate, accommodate and challenge city spaces. The jury awarded the projects: “Nó” (Eduardo Ribeiro, winner), ‘‘Apropriações” (Pedro Gonçalves, mention), and “Périphérie(s) Oubliée(s)” (Cristophe Gourdier, mention).
Currently, the book "Nó" is associated to many Photobook's festivals to which it was selected such as:
Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, at Athens, Greece;
Indian Photo Festival, State Art Gallery Madhapar, at Hyderabad, India.
As elements of promotion of the book, there are samples available to view at the Biblioteca de Arte da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Colecção Livros de Artista, and at the Biblioteca de Facultad de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Colecção de Fotolivros, and Biblioteca da FAUP.
Authors and Editors: Pedro Leão Neto (ed.), Eduardo Sousa Ribeiro
AUTHORS COLLECTION collection is the publishing medium for photographic projects speci cally de- signed to be developed as an artist’s book and linked to Artistic and Documentary Photography on Ar- chitecture, City and Territory and the publishing medium for various artistic projects, especially creative, research and plastic expression works in the eld of contemporary art, and related to the topics of Archi- tecture, City and Territory.
Our goal is to promote both notable works and new authors, showing the potential of the author ́s book as a unique medium for communicating multiple perspectives and combining diverse art expressions, in order to convey, in a poetic and documental way, the multiple issues related to architecture and the spaces where people live and work.
We want to publish photo projects combining documentary and artistic universe in such a way that they may create synergies and allow for an innovative reading and understanding of territory and of how peo- ple appropriate the spaces where they live and work in our contemporary world.