Transmission pour l'Image

Palais des Congrès

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From September 3 to 5, 2018 3 days Direct contact Talking to people Hearing about their experiences

Information and applications before July 1, 2018: +33 1 42 33 93 18

Transmission pour l’Image is a forum for meeting and discussing, and most importantly it is for “transmission” from one generation of photojournalists – those who were and still are with us behind the adventure of Visa pour l’Image – handing on their knowledge and know-how to the next generation. Transmission is not a course on how to take pictures – quite the opposite. It is the photographers and picture editors who take the time needed to talk about their work and the choices they have made, who explain how they have produced, chosen, published and sold their pictures.

Transmission is here so that young photojournalists can take on and carry on the values that are the basic principles which Visa pour l’Image has always believed in.

The first ten applicants will have the privilege of being part of this full-time experience over three days, listening, talking and learning with professional mentors.

João Silva will be running Transmission pour l’Image and has invited eminent figures to form the team with him.

JOÃO SILVA - photographer, The New York Times Joao Silva, a member of the famous Bang-Bang Club, has covered many wars and conflicts over the past twenty years; he was seriously injured in Afghanistan in October 2010.

YANNIS BEHRAKIS – photographer & Reuters Senior Editor for Special Projects Born in 1960, in Athens, Greece, he studied photography at the Athens School of Arts and Technology, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Honors, from Middlesex University (UK). He has been a photojournalist with Reuters since 1987, covering some of the most important news stories and sports events around the world.

MICHELE McNALLY - Assistant managing editor for photography at The New York Times Michele McNally is the first photo editor to be elevated to the position of “masthead editor” at The New York Times. She has twice served on the Pulitzer photo jury, and in 2007 was chair of the World Press Photo jury. She is a winner of NPPA's Jim Gordon Award for pictured editing and the staff at The New York Times has won numerous awards in the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism contests for photography, picture editing, multimedia and video.

CHRISTOPHER MORRIS - photographer Noted, inter alia, for his coverage of the Balkans and work on the US elections. He is one of the founding partners of the agency VII.

PEDRAM YAZDI - photographer and communication officer with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Pedram Yazdi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1963. He has lived in France, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tajikistan, Liberia, Kenya and the DRC. He has more than twenty years experience in humanitarian action with the ICRC, and has been acclaimed for his work on little known crises, such as the conflicts in Somalia and the DRC.

Fees: €500 (Enrolment includes accreditation + Visa “professional” badge). Accommodation not included

TRANSMISSION will be conducted in English.