International Festival of Photojournalism

From September 2 to 17, 2017

Education week from September 18 to 22

Screenings from September 4 to 9

Professional week from September 4 to 9

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Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2017

For the seventeenth year in a row, the global image company Canon and Visa pour l’Image will present the prestigious Canon Female Photojournalist Award, supported by ELLE Magazine, to an outstanding female photographer in recognition of her contribution to photojournalism. At Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan this year, it will be presented on Saturday, September 9.

The award, with prize money of €8000, will provide the winning photographer with support for a compelling new project. The work will be exhibited at the 2018 Festival.

At the final evening show in Perpignan on Saturday, September 9, the 2017 winner will receive the award and prize money of €8000 from Canon for her planned report. The report will be presented in Perpignan at the 2018 festival.

This year, at Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan, the work of 2016 winner Darcy Padilla/Agence VU’ is featured as an exhibition. It is a moving report on the Native American women of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where the community struggles with unemployment, substance abuse and suicide.

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Previous winners:

2016 - Darcy Padilla
2015 - Anastasia Rudenko
2014 - Viviane Dalles
2013 - Mary F. Calvert
2012 - Sarah Caron
2011 - Ilvy Njiokiktjien
2010 - Martina Bacigalupo
2009 - Justyna Mielnikiewicz
2008 - Brenda Ann Kenneally
2007 - Axelle de Russé
2006 - Véronique de Viguérie
2005 - Claudia Guadarrama
2004 - Kristen Ashburn
2003 - Ami Vitale
2002 - Sophia Evans
2001 - Magali Delporte