“Since its inception, photojournalism has competed with the movies, then television, and always seems to have been facing a crisis,” says Samuel Bollendorff in the introduction to the fascinating exhibition Amateurs à la Une (Front-Page Amateurs), now on view at the Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan. “Thanks to mobile phones, billions of people are now equipped with cameras and connected to social networks. No matter where something happens, we can almost assume that someone will be there to photograph it, which has always been the goal of photojournalists.”
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