/ 2020 / Book /


  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Other, 2nd Place winner in Book
  • Photographer
    Vasco Trancoso
  • Credit
    Vasco Trancoso

99 is the photobook name.
It has 240 mm X 300 mm; hardcover; 144 pages with 99 photos - Offset printing; Author edition of 1000 copies. Launch took place on January 19th. Bilingual.
It has an Essay written by David Gibson and an Afterword by Paulo Abrantes.

The photographs that appear in the book were made, between 2016-2019, as a Project, mainly – in my hometown – in the city of Caldas da Rainha (about 30 thousand inhabitants) on the center of Portugal, on the streets of the castle of Óbidos and on the beach of Foz do Arelho – both about 7 km away from Caldas.

Born in Lisbon but since 1983 Vasco Trancoso lives in the city of Caldas da Rainha - Portugal. A gastroenterologist that, after retirement, resumed an old passion asleep: Photography. At the end of 2014, to begin making photography in public places. During 2015/2016, his photographic "voice" has changed and his work has been "in colors”. Since then, he has been fascinated to discover the magic of light in the urban kaleidoscope mainly when fragments of colors emerge between deep shadows. A way of seeing through the primacy of aesthetic choices, geometries and the elaboration of contrasts.