Throughout a month and a half, the work of about 200 authors from around the world can be followed; they will be scattered over a network of cultural institutions and also in spaces occupied and reinvented by the Festival in the city of Braga. Via a broad core of exhibitions, the Festival embodies a wide range of narratives documenting beliefs, rituals, states of happiness, harmony and violence and tries to observe relationships of balance/unbalance before the restlessness of the future. Loyal to the concept of stimulating new audiences to the practice of photography and to its new boundary territories, the schedule includes projection nights (“Hope Night Projections“) in order to publicise the selection of Open Call 2014 finalist authors and also a niche market of author books (Photo Book Market) in order to celebrate photography books and encourage author editions. The finalists for the festival’s international photography award Emergentes Dst, for the best contemporary photography portfolio, have also been announced and the winner will be announced after portfolio reviews are conducted during the festival. The artistic direction of the festival is held by Ângela Ferreira while featured photographers include: Joan Fontcuberta, Marie Hudelot, Catrine Val, Hector Mediavilla, Rafal Milach, Stelios Kallinikou, Toni Meneguzzo, Yusuf Sevincli. The festival begins on 18th September 2014 and runs till 31st October 2014.