Algarve Photographer André Boto wins “European Pho...

Algarve Photographer André Boto wins “European Photographer of the Year” award

FEP Andre Boto

By: Alexandra Stilwell

This is the third time André Boto has received the accolade at the competition created by the Federation of European Professional Photographers, which this year saw over 3,300 photo entries

Photographer André Boto was named the European Photographer of the Year 2024 by the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) at a ceremony in Alesund, Norway, last Saturday.

FEP Andre Boto

This is the third time the Algarve native has been awarded the European title, the highest accolade at the FEP awards, having previously won in 2010 and 2023.

FEP Andre Boto

André Boto won the “Golden Camera” in the “Advertising and Commercialcategory, while his fellow countryman Luis Godinho won the “Golden Camera” in the “Reportage/Photojournalism” category.

FEP Andre Boto

Other Portuguese photographers also stood out: ”Silver Camera” was awarded to Paulo Pinto in the “Weddingcategory and 8th place in “Reportage/Photojournalism”, and the “Bronze Camera” went to Franklin Neto for ”Commercial and Advertising” and 9th place in “Landscape”, while Valter Antunes got 6th place in “Wedding”.

Bronze Camera in Commercial and Advertising – Franklin Neto

André Boto shared on his social media accounts: “This is a special competition for me, as it was the first big competition I managed to win in 2010 when I was starting out in photography. Now, it’s a source of pride to know that, after 14 years, I can stay current and create images with enough impact to catch the judges’ attention, winning again, with a very different style.”

Ninth Place in Landscape – Franklin Neto

Johan Brouwers, president of the competition, highlighted that “this year marks the first time that an in-depth verification of all images and respective original files of the finalists has been implemented”.

FEP Andre Boto

“The aim is to uphold the fundamental principles of photography, minimising the reliance on Artificial Intelligence and stock images in the limited categories where their use is permitted. By prioritising authenticity and integrity, we ensure that each winning image truly reflects the photographer’s skill and vision,” he added.A total of 330 European photographers participated in the 2024 edition, and more than 3,300 photographs were submitted.


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