The International Festival of Photojournalism has just begun! The 29th edition of the most famous photojournalism festivals is held until 17 September in several places in the city of Perpignan. The festival hosts exhibitions, screenings, meetings between the public and photographers, professional meetings and school workshops.
On the program, the Convent of the Minimus hosts the exhibition They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals by Daniel Berehulak. His works on the left-behind, killings and victims of the anti-drug policy led by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte received the Pulitzer Prize this year. The exhibition of the 60th World Press Photo will be the occasion to discover journalistic investigations rewarded this year. Still located at Convent of Minimes, Michael Nichols shows his exhibition A Wild Life. Also worth mentioning are the exhibitions of Lu Guang (Development and pollution), the tribute to Stanley Greene or the poignant exhibition of Zhora Bensemra (Lives on the Wire).
On the projection side, on Tuesday, September 5th, there will be a dozen screenings, including The Irreversible Tears of Krokodile on the ravages of this Russian synthetic drug (Emanuele Satolli) ; Arbitrage by Romain Champalaune on the opaque universe of financial arbitrage ; or Lagos by Jesco Denzel on the morning gentrification real estate expansion in the most populous city of Africa.
As for meetings, A Roundtable To Protect Photojournalists is not to be missed on September 07.
Finally, at the end of the festival, the four Visa Awards for the 2017 Image will be awarded, recognizing “the best photojournalist subjects from all over the world”: the Visa d’Or Paris Match News, the Visa d’Or Magazine and the winner of the Prix de la Ville of Perpignan Rémi Ochliket of the Visaro d’or d’honneur of the Figaro Magazine.
29th Visa For the picture – International Festival of Photojournalism
Until 17 September.
Places spread all over the city.