Traditions are hard to find these days, and as someone raised during an era of smashed traditions in the US I am greatly attracted to them. An enduring and valuable tradition at VIsa Pour L'Image is the private luncheon held to honor the photographers and which is hosted by Visa director Jean François Leroy, his incredible team (of which Sylvie Grumbach and Delphine Lelu I saw with us) and sponsors such as Canon and Central Dupon Images lab. It is quite special and intimate as we found out. Tereza and I boarded the bus with the other photographers whose work is featured here at this year's festival and immediately we were making new friends with photographers we have admired for years. (This was the first time a photographer was allowed to share photographs from the lunch with the public, and so your diarist will share some of them here)
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