A daily section of JFC at the Visa Festival for Image from August 31 to September 8, 2019.
Frédéric Noy, who has just been awarded a Visa d’Or, is a photojournalist I have known for a long time and whose talent, simplicity, kindness and availability I appreciate. The subject he presents this year at the festival relates the slow agony of Lake Victoria. It is a subtle reportage. The quality of the images arouses emotion and the questioning of a new ecological tragedy. He shows this huge lake, one of the most beautiful and largest on the planet, located between Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya: that allows millions of people to live but they will find themselves in danger, if one does not control the discharge of all the wastes dumped without precaution. Frédéric Noy describes the ravages of this pollution generated by local populations. His cry of photographic alarm echoes and warns us that there is still time, still it is necessary to be in Perpignan, capital of photojournalism to see and understand it.
Jean-François Camp :
Former owner of the DUPON laboratories, sponsors of the Visa pour l’Image festival for 30 years, but also the Rencontres D’Arles, the Images and Nature Festival of La Gacilly, the Bayeux Prize for war correspondents. Vice President of the association Visa pour l’Image, creator and in charge of the International Center for Photojournalism and CEO of DUREV Events dedicated to the promotion of the photographic image in Paris.