Stunning Entries of The 2021 Perpignan’s Festival of Photojournalism

The 33rd Visa pour l’image photojournalism festival is taking place this year in Perpignan in the south of France despite notable absences linked to the Covid crisis and world conflicts.

The organisers of the international festival which opens on Saturday 28 August and will run until 26 September, are announcing a total of 25 photo exhibitions spread around the city centre of Perpignan, as well as screenings.

A Covid health pass will be required to see the exhibitions and the screenings will be held every evening at the Campo Santo and the municipal theatre with a limited capacity, but also on the Internet.

There will be no American or British exhibitors at this 2021 edition.


“Sea Ice Stories”. Inuit subsistence hunting traditions in the north of Baffin Island, Canada. In a time of rapid climate and cultural change, family camping trips to ancestral hunting grounds are an important way for the young people of Nunavut to remain connected with the land and their culture, and to learn skills and values from their elders that will prepare them to be leaders and providers in their communities. (Photo by Acacia Johnson/Visa pour l’Image) Continue reading »

Artist Shows The Contrast Between The Two Worlds That Our Children Currently Live In By Combining Photos

Turkish artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet.


Real heroes don’t wear cape.

According to an artist: “Hello Everyone, I’m Uğur Gallenkuş from Istanbul, Turkey. I create collages juxtaposing two images, including the work of some of today’s most intrepid photojournalists. Continue reading »

Stunning Entries for The International Festival of Photojournalism 2020

The international festival of photojournalism, Visa Pour l’Image, returns from 29 August 2020. This year, the festival welcomes visitors from around the world online, for a series of virtual exhibitions, roundtable discussions, screenings and award presentations. In addition, Canon will host an exclusive programme of events in its virtual lounge.


The Canon female photojournalist grant. Nine-year-old Elif, a new student at a Quranic school, wears a hijab for the first time. Rize, Turkey, 4 August 2018. (Photo by Sabiha Çimen/International Festival of Photojournalism 2020) Continue reading »

World Press Photo Contest 2019: See The Nominees For Prestigious Photography Award

The World Press Photo Foundation has unveiled its global photojournalism prize nominees for 2019. Here are some of the finalists’ images, in categories from the environment to sport. The winners will be announced in April.


Photo of the year nominee: Akashinga – the Brave Ones, by Brent Stirton. Petronella Chigumbura, 30, a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, undergoes stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu wildlife park, Zimbabwe. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images/World Press Photo 2019) Continue reading »

Getty Images Photojournalism Grants

A selection of work by four photojournalists who have won grants of $10,000 and editorial support from the agency

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“Chasing Winter” by Katie Orlinksy. Orlinsky’s project examines the effects of climate change in Alaska. Here, a girl catches sheefish from an ice hole on the frozen Kotzebue Sound. (Photo by Katie Orlinsky/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Visa Pour l’Image – the “Cannes Film Festival” of Photojournalism

The 26th annual Visa Pour l’Image, the “Cannes Film Festival” of photojournalism kicks off, filling the French city of Perpignan with more than 3,000 of the world’s best photojournalists and photo editors, along with agencies from around the world. This year’s Visa Pour l’Image showcases 26 exhibitions around the city.

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Central African Republic by Pierre Terdjman – The Seleka militia took over in March 2013, and perpetrated massive violations of human rights – massacres, rape, torture and executions, and burning villages to the ground. Nearly one fifth of the population has had to flee and they are now living in appalling conditions in the bush and IDP camps. In September, the predominantly Christian anti- Balaka militia embarked on a wave of reprisals against the Muslims with massacres, summary executions and looting; the sides had changed, but the violence continued. Terrified Muslims fled north-west, to towns such as Bossangoa and Bouca which are traditionally Muslim. Of the 100 000 Muslims that lived in Bangui, only one thousand are left; the others have fled across the border. Today it seems unlikely that any change will occur. The rift may very well be permanent. Here: A wounded man in the community hospital. (Photo by Pierre Terdjman/Paris Match)
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National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism 2014 Awards

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First Place, Domestic News. Photo by John Tlumacki of The Boston Globe, who was also named Photojournalist Of The Year (Large Markets). Boston police officers race toward downed runner Bill Iffrig seconds after the first bomb exploded during the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon. (Photo by John Tlumacki)
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