For fifteen days you can visit the 34th edition of the Perpignan International Photojournalism Festival Visa Pour l'Image 2022, which will open on August 27 and can be visited until September 11 this year.
The new edition of Visa will offer a total of 25 exhibitions in the center of Perpignan and online on the festival website, 6 night screenings at Campo Santo, 7 Golden Visa awards, 3 scholarships and 5 awards. There will also be traditional meetings with exhibiting photographers, lectures, portfolio reviews, Arte Reportage screenings and great news.
For its part, the Sauramps Bookshop will present numerous book signatures and the Jean Vigo Institute will show the work of the winners of the Canon documentary video short film scholarships and the reports of the nominees for the Visa d'or de l'information numérique franceinfo .
As for the agenda, the professional week will run from Monday, August 29 to Saturday, September 3. Screenings will be held from Monday, August 29 to Saturday, September 3. And the program for schoolchildren will last two weeks, from Monday 12 to Friday 16 September and from Monday 19 to Friday 23 September.
The following photographers will take part in the exhibition program: Valerio Bispuri - Nelle stanze della mente, Sabiha Çimen - Hafiz, Jean-Claude Coutausse - En la camí de la campaña, Alain Ernoult - The 6th Extinction, Françoise Huguier - Discretion, Acacia Johnson - The Pilots Connecting Magnolia, - Alaska Selene, Remote "Zor" , inside the largest Romani ghetto in Europe, Siegfried Modola - Inside the armed uprising in Myanmar, Andrew Quilty - A war forever ends, Eugene Richards - An outsider, Arnaud Robert and Paolo Woods - Happy Pills, Alexis Rosenfeld - 1 Ocean, Tamara Saade - Trauma Degrees, George Steinmetz - Global Fisheries Marine Wildlife Collection, Goran Tomasevic - Between War and Peace.
Screenings, forum, awards, educational workshops, Paris
Visa pour l'Image screenings will cover the main events of last year, from September 2021 to August 2022. Each day of the week, the show will begin with a chronological review of the main news of year, stories, etc.… The Festival will also feature retrospectives of major events and figures.
On the other hand, for three days there will be a Transmission pour l'Image meeting and discussion forum led by Maggie Steber with the aim of "achieving the transmission of a generation of photojournalists (those who were and still are with Visa Pour the Image) delivering their knowledge to the new generations ”. The organizers wanted to emphasize that this forum is not a course on how to take photos, but on the contrary, the transmission means " that young photojournalists can assume the values that are the basic principles that Visa and all applicants they will have the privilege of being part of this experience, talking and learning with professional mentors ”.
With regard to the Visa d'Or News Award, the Visa Gold Award, and the Visa Gold Award in Perpignan, the jury has made a selection of all the reports seen over the past year (both the which have been published as the undecided), choosing a total of four nominees per category. There will also be a second jury, which will be in charge of choosing the winners of the Visa d'Or award (news and daily press).
This year's school program is a great opportunity for both teachers and students to see international image reports, be able to do critical analysis and at the same time meet people working in the media sector. Of note is the collaboration between the Center for Literacy and Media Information of the French education system (CLEMI) and the Education System of the festival as it has become an effective tool for working with images for all levels of education, from from kindergarten to third level.
A program presented by Jean-François Leroy and Pauline Cazaubo (which has been scheduled twice) has been organized for Friday, September 23, at 8:00 pm in the Grande Halle de La Villette, north of Paris. where a selection of reports will be made projected from a giant screen and a bridge will also be built between Perpignan and Paris.