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ANI Visas : Cristiano Luis


We received this email in the morning:

“Hello Jean-Jacques, Due to the evolution of the situation due to the Covid-19 and to the instructions sponsored by the CCI Paris IDF, I regret to inform you that it was decided this morning to postpone the exhibition of Visas from the ANI, its opening, and the screening of the jury’s favorites on March 11. ”

This is the 10th cancellation of the day. Here are these 3 great exhibitions that you may see one day!


The ANI presents for its 16th edition, three photographers selected from the favorites of VISA FOR THE IMAGE-PERPIGNAN 2019. The Visas of the ANI are the fruit of a rich collaboration, started 20 years ago, between VISA FOR IMAGE-PERPIGNAN (International Festival of Photojournalism) and ANI (National Association of Iconographers). During the professional week of the festival, ANI organizes readings of portfolios and meets on this occasion beginners and / or experienced photographers. The iconographer’s favorites for 2019 were submitted to a jury in Paris.

The winners are:

Cristiano Luis (Portugal): “Induced Selection”

Nicolas Krief (France): “Hangings”

Karl Mancini (Italy): “Ni Una Menos” Violence against women in Argentina

For the 10th year, Nicolas Krief received the ANI-Pixtrakk prize, endowed with 5,000 euros, during the screening evening in September 2019, in Perpignan.



March 11-April 19, 2020

Goblins, The School of the Image

73, boulevard Saint-Marcel,

75013 Paris


Cristiano Luis (Portugal) : “Induced Selection”

These images were taken in a slaughterhouse. The objective was to divert from the realistic approach of reporting to show the essential: the perverse functioning of animal slaughter. This photographic approach provokes empathy

At the beginning of this work, without preconceived ideas, the way of covering the story became clear to him. Rejecting the sensationalist point of view, Luis Cristiano focused on the act without embodying it. He refused to pass judgment on the actors of the slaughterhouse, to put  the spectator to face the barbarism of men in general.

Only the gaze of the animal creates an affinity with the human beings that we are.

This bond of familiarity makes things even more disturbing.


Cristiano Luis was born in London in 1995. At the age of 8, he emigrated with his family to Portugal.

As a teenager he discovered music, drawing and photography. He graduated from the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technology where he studied photography. During his studies, he exhibited his photographic work. He obtained a scholarship and brilliantly graduated in 2018. At the same time, he did internships and continued his work as an author on various personal projects. He is currently finishing his master degree.




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