November 14 through December 30, 2022
The exhibitions of FIIN reflect a common goal: Vila Real’s effort to disseminate wildlife images as a way of sensitizing society to the importance of the conservation and preservation of natural heritage. At these magnificent exhibitions everything can be seen, since images of great primates and other threatened animals, captured by renowned photographers around the world, to images of the biodiversity of Vila Real captured by our young photographers.
Biodiversity Photography Exhibition
This exhibition compiles a vast selection of works submitted to the Photography Contest of this sixth edition of the International Nature Image Festival (FIIN). 60 contestants from 20 nationalities participated in this contest, with 440 images, distributed across the four categories of the contest: Birds, Other Fauna, Flora and Fungi and Landscapes and Natural Habitats. In this exhibition, 54 images are on display, including the three best images for each category and the grand prize, entitled “Carvalho Araújo” for the best photograph of the 2022 Contest.
Special thanks to the elements of the competition jury who evaluated and classified the images: Carlos Sousa, João Cosme and Luís Quinta.
Teatro de Vila Real
Biodiversity Drawing Exhibition
The main objective of the FIIN Biodiversity Drawing Contest is the dissemination and preservation of biodiversity itself, in addition to the motivation for the development of an artistic expression, representing species of fauna and flora, through the selection and classification of works related to this thematic.
It also intends to promote illustration and scientific drawing, an important support for the production of scientific documents and encourage the growth of participants that portray the wild natural heritage, in addition to seeking to launch the debate and reflection of society on the need to know, promote and conserve biodiversity.
In the 2022 edition, 58 competitors of 27 nationalities participated, in a total of 88 works, presented in two categories: Scientific Drawing and Nature Drawing, some of which were selected for exhibition and respective catalogue.
Special thanks to the competition jury, constituted by Marco Correia, Marcos Oliveira and Maria Ferreira, for the collaboration, commitment and availability shown in the selection process of the awarded works.
Teatro de Vila Real
Exhibition of the Youth Nature Image Contest
The FIIN presents the Exhibition of the Youth Nature Image Contest, resulting from the works of the Youth Nature Image Contest 2022
The contest targets young people aged between 8 and 18, from the district of Vila Real, who participated with photographs and drawings dedicated to the natural biological heritage, namely natural regions, ecosystems, habitats and species of wild fauna and flora.
This is another step to raise awareness among young people for the protection and conservation of Nature, in particular, of local biodiversity. This being a stimulus for behavior change, especially among younger people, who increasingly play an important and vital role in preserving the environment.
We thank the members of the jury of this edition, Bárbara Pereira and Joaquim Beteriano, for their work.
Teatro de Vila Real
Exhibition of the Youth Nature Photography Course
The 2022 edition of the Youth Nature Photography course took place during the month of September and had a strong adhesion and participation of young people from Vila Real, who showed their great interest in nature photography, and knowledge about the conservation of the biodiversity of the region.
Under the guidance of technicians, the Vila Real Science Center welcomed 10 young people who, over the course of a week, had the opportunity to learn techniques and rules for obtaining and processing images of nature.
Thus, the works of these small photographers are gathered in this exhibition.