Saturday, September 1, 2012

News photographers gather in Perpignan for 24th Festival International of Photojournalism


 Employees fix a photograph by Italian Alex Majoli prior to the opening of the exhibition devoted to the work of the World Press awarded photographers as part of the International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan "Visa pour l'image" on August 31, 2012 in Perpignan, southern France. Majoli won the first prize in the general news singles category for this photograph featuring protesters in Tahrir square reacting to a speech by the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. The festival takes place from September 1 to 16. AFP PHOTO PHOTO / RAYMOND ROI Via

 PERPIGNAN.- VISA pour l’image is the premier International Festival of Photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. This festival is a unique event where you can join thousands of kindred spirits who share a love and passion for photography. View the greatest photojournalist work from around the world in exhibitions across the city. Experience the evening screenings in the dramatic open air medieval enclosure of the Campo Santo. Take part in symposiums and conferences and meet the foremost photo agencies and manufacturers of photographic related equipment.

Exhibitions are open from September 1 to 16, 2012. They present stories or anthologies of a photographer's work, reporting on wars, nature, the environment, people, religious issues, and social phenomena, plus the great scourges of our time.

Campo Santo is the venue for the evening screenings. The program includes a chronological review of the news stories from the previous year, reports and features on social issues, war, stories that have made the news and others that have been kept quiet.

Perpignan is the place where professionals can discuss their problems, debating issues involved in producing and using pictures and the future of the profession. The symposium and "meet the photographer" sessions cover a wide range of questions.

Full program here.

Visa pour l'Image Perpignan 2012

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