The photographic exhibition on Portimão – European Sport City 2019 (CED) portrays some of the remarkable moments of a program that involved the entire municipality, having attracted around 550 thousand protagonists, among practitioners, spectators, volunteers and partners. In all, there were more than 700 sporting events, around 100 training sessions and awareness-raising activities and more than 20 inclusive sports activities were promoted.
All these figures contributed to the choice of Portimão as the Best European Sport City in 2019, representing this show a privileged window for an extraordinary year, of great vitality and energy, with an intense program of sporting events that have left an invaluable legacy.
The selection of images, which draws a diversified portrait of CED 2019, combines the perspectives of photographers Filipe da Palma (Portimão City Council) and Miguel Veterano (Kore), with the images captured by the young André Guerreiro, Jéssica Coelho, Ana Kovdiei, Verónica Santos, Beatriz Cardoso, Jack Palmer and Ângelo Zambujo, students of the Professional Technical Course in Photography at the Professional School Gil Eanes. In the collected photographs, movement, effort, overcoming, inclusion, the spirit of unity and the desire to conquer athletes who gave their best, always bearing in mind the support of the crowds, permeate.