Details of this year’s Visa pour l’Image festival have been revealed…
You can read Olivier Laurent’s interview with festival director Jean-Francois Leroy on British Journal of Photography here.
Jonas Bendiksen will exhibit his Bangladesh work, originally published in National Geographic Magazine this month, and showcased and praised here on Photojournalism Links several times…
Jonas Bendiksen (Magnum Photos): Bangladesh: On the Frontline of Climate Change
2010 Canon Female Photojournalist Award winner Martina Bacigalupo will show her work ‘My Name is Filda Adoch’ from Uganda
Martina Bacigalupo (Agence Vu) personal website .
Jocelyn Bain Hogg (VII Network): The Family : “This three year journey in pictures came about in the wake of a project shot in 2008 documenting the disturbing gun and knife crime issues around Britain’s youth. Given my experience with the criminal underworld, photographed years earlier in The Firm, I decided to look once more at the people who were supplying weapons and drugs to UK housing estates. Joe Pyle senior and the Kray twins, the old-school Godfathers of British crime, have died since The Firm was completed in 2001. In 2008 I found a fractured society of British criminals with little or no organization and leadership, competing, in vain, with international rivals. Russians, Albanians, Kosovans and Turks now rule the UK underworld, but the indigenous villains still wear their heritage on their sleeves.”
Valerio Bispuri Encerrados: Travels to South American Jails
Chien-Chi Chang (Magnum Photos for National Geographic): Burma: Inside the Land of Shadows
Fernando Moleres (Panos / laif): Juveniles behind Bars in Africa
Peter Dench: England Uncensored – A Decade of Photographing the English
Shaul Schwarz (Reportage by Getty Images): Narco Culture
Riccardo Venturi (Contrasto / Réa) Haiti – the Aftermath
Brian Skerry: Ocean Soul
Not yet included in the programme, but also happening, according to Olivier Laurent at British Journal of Photography, Days of Japan will organise an exhibition of Japan Earthquake coverage, and….this is exciting… Yuri Kozyrev will exhibit his much admired work shot in several different countries during this year’s Arab Spring…
Olivier had also word that Barbara Davidson will exhibit her Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography winning work Caught in the Cross Fire…
Details of evening slideshows are not yet revealed other than that…
Stories featured in the 2011 program (subject to change):
The main stories across the continents: wars, crises, politics, unusual events, sport, culture and science.
Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Algeria, Yemen and Bahrain – popular uprisings and revolutions
Haiti – elections.
Afghanistan, Iraq – still at war.
Ten years ago: the 9/11 attacks in the USA.
Ivory Coast – a battle between two presidents plus civil war.
Greece – taking to the streets. India, mining and industrialization.
Exploration – volcanoes and underwater.
Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Mali, Ceuta & Melilla, China and more.
Plus Japan and Chernobyl 25 years after the unprecedented disaster. …
Transmission pour l’image
“In 2010, Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan launched a new initiative. Transmission pour l’image is designed to establish contact between people and ideas, but most importantly for transmission from one generation to the next. Professionals with established careers will provide guidance, sharing and passing on the values they believe in, explaining how they put them into practice. Visa pour l’Image is making an offer to fifty young photojournalists and professionals embarking on a career in the field of photography for them to take part in discussions and learning over 3 days, from Monday, August 29, to Wednesday, August 31, with guidance from photoreporters and picture editors.”
Jérôme Delay will be in charge of the Transmission pour l’image workshops….
Jérôme Delay : “Jérôme is the chief photographer/Africa for Associated Press, based in Johannesburg, and has been covering international news for thirty years.”
His guests for Transmission pour l’image in 2011 are….
Chris Morris : “Chris barely needs to be introduced. We remember, for example, his coverage of the Balkans and his work on the US elections. He is one of the founding partners of the agency VII.”
Jon Jones : “Picture Editor of the Sunday Times Magazine, who established his reputation reporting in war zones and who has also made documentaries for the BBC.”
Joao Silva : “Joao Silva, who was seriously injured in Afghanistan in October 2010, was a member of the famous Bang-Bang Club and has covered many wars and conflicts over the past twenty years. He is a staff photographer with the New York Times.”
Mort Rosenblum : “Former Editor-in-Chief of the International Herald Tribune and AP correspondent in a number of countries. His latest book, Little Bunch of Madmen: Elements of Global Reporting, shows his expertise in professional photography.”
Samuel Bollendorff : “Samuel Bollendorff is a founding partner of the Oeil Public collective and was one of the first photographers to show a genuine interest in web documentaries. His productions such as Journey to the End of Coal, Obesity and, most recently, A l’abri de rien (on housing problems and the homeless) are cited as references”
For information and registration, please contact Sylvie Grumbach : tel. +33 1 42 33 93 18 – [email protected] Fees: e500 (accommodation not included)