Manuela Marques Wins BES Photo Prize 2011

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LISBON.- Organized in partnership with the Museu Colecção Berardo – Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Lisbon – the BES Photo prize is an annual initiative that aims to reward the work of artists in the field of Photography. Ever since its very first edition, in 2004, BES Photo has gradually established itself as one of Portugal’s most prestigious contemporary art awards. The reputation of this event has been enhanced by the great talent revealed by the works exhibited and the merit of the award-winning artists in previous editions– Helena Almeida, José Luís Neto, Daniel Blaufuks, Miguel Soares, Edgar Martins and Filipa César. For this seventh edition, the award has been internationalized and extended for the first time to include artists from Brazil and Portuguese-speaking African countries: Kiluanji Kia Henda (Angola), Carlos Lobo (Portugal), Mário Macilau (Mozambique), Manuela