2022 Edition

The 5th edition of Exodus Aveiro Fest took place on December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2022.⁣ In this edition, we expanded from a 2-day festival to 3, with the premiere of Exodus Warm-up on the night of December 2nd, featuring a lecture by Rick Smolan and live performances by Kid Robin and Daniel Pereira Cristo.⁣

We once again had presentations of projects, portfolios, and personal stories experienced by great talents and influential photographers and videographers; powerful masterclasses for those who seized the opportunity to evolve and perfect their visual creation art; and photography exhibitions, with inspiring galleries that broaden our knowledge of the world. ⁣ ⁣

The event was also live-streamed with the most emotional lectures of the fifth edition of this International Festival of Travel and Adventure Photography and Video. ⁣ ⁣

We had the following speakers’ lectures: ⁣

Main Panel: Rick Smolan, Alixandra Fazzina, Andy Best, Art Wolfe, Beth Wald, Brittany Mumma, José Sarmento Matos, Michael Yamashita, Pie Aerts, Pippa Ehrilch, and Ragnar Axelsson.

Exodus talents: Matilde Fieschi, Jacinto Policarpo, Luís Godinho, and Luísa Ferreira.

The evenings were enriched with TravelTalks ABVP (travelers’ lectures), where we had Catarina Leonardo, Rostos de Aldeia, David Freitas, and Nuno Cruz sharing stories and adventures.⁣ ⁣ ⁣

Sponsors: Decskill, Lexus e Caetano Auto, Canon, Fotoclub, Prio, Essensus, Plusevents, Iati.

Institutional Partners: Município de Aveiro and Turismo Centro Portugal

Media Partners: Público, Comunidade Cultura e Arte⁣, and Canal Q.

Supporters: CP- Comboios de Portugal, Meliã, Density, Estudio PT, João Rosa, and ABVP⁣.

Road Trip

This festival features the participation of illustrious personalities from the world of photography and video. In our view, it would be a waste to bring these individuals, some for the first time, to Portugal and not show them the best that Portugal has to offer, with the central region as the ambassador of our country.

Although Portugal is a small country, it is quite large when it comes to historical, cultural, and natural heritage. It is this wealth that we want to showcase to them, year after year. The main intention of this road trip is to “sell” our country and region abroad, captivating our speakers and participants with the many scenic, culinary, and cultural offerings we have.

In line with our mission to put Aveiro on the map of international photography festivals, it makes sense for these road trips to focus on the Aveiro and central region, where Aveiro is located.

This road trip happened thanks to the support of Prio Energy, Lexus Portugal, Caetano Auto, and Turismo Centro de Portugal.

The road trip was intense and traveled through the central region from the coast to the interior, from Aveiro and the beaches of Costa Nova and Barra to the area of Serra da Estrela, also passing through Sertã, the Fragas de São Simão, Piodão, and the Bussaco Palace. It was an unforgettable human, visual, and gastronomic experience for the invited photographers and guests.

Images by Marília Maia e Moura.

2022 Edition | Exodus Aveiro Fest