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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La Librairie éphémère, the official Visa pour l'Image Perpignan Festival bookshop

During the international photojournalism festival, the official bookshop at the main exhibition venue La Poudrière, place de la Révolution Française, featuring a selection of photography books and signings by leading photographers . The Librairie éphémère bookshop is open from September 2 to 10, 2017 from 10am to 8pm, and from September 11 to 17, 2016 from 11am to 8pm.
From Thursday, September 7, to Saturday, September 9, in the courtyard at La Poudrière, a number of photographers signed their books. In case you’re interested in having your books sold at the Librairie éphémère bookshop for Visa pour l'Image - Perpignan, please contact Corinne Duchemin – -


Catalogue Snoeck

For the 29th International Festival of Photojournalism Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan, the publishing house Snoeck is pleased to be producing the festival’s tenth official catalogue.

Since the very first festival in 1989, the message has been one of quality – quality visual news reports conveying information, as seen through the eyes of photojournalists, offering their essential contribution. Everyone who appreciates photography and reporting comes to the festival, a major event in the photography calendar. Every year the festival attracts larger crowds to the city of Perpignan, and recorded more than 156 000 visitors in 2016.

For 28 years, Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan has been following developments and changes in both the politics and the economy of photojournalism and the press industry, and has supported professional photojournalists by providing them with the opportunity to show their work to a wide range of people.

Now, more than ever before, we can see just how important the festival is, acting as an advocate for photojournalists whose job is to provide news and information, to offer insights and issue warnings, while working in conditions with no security at all, both in terms of physical danger and of employment/income.

The catalogue presents the program of the 2017 festival, with a eight-page feature on each exhibition and photographer. Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan – an outstanding view of the history of the present day.

Catalogue on sale throughout the Festival at the Librairie éphémère bookstore in La Poudrière (September 2 to 17, 2017)

On sale in all good bookshops, all year round.
On line orders:

A small number of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 catalogues are still available (25 euros). Please contact Delphine Lelu :

20 YEARS – Limited Edition Collection

20 YEARS 20+2: 20 monographs, 2 agencies

Special edition to mark the 20th anniversary of Visa pour l'Image, published by CDP. A collection of 20 monographs, each with approximately 50 photos. Limited edition of 500. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Ian Berry, Alexandra Boulat, Paula Bronstein, Enrico Dagnino, Marie Dorigny, Cédric Gerbehaye, Stanley Greene, Guillaume Herbaut, Yuri Kozyrev, Jean-Pierre Laffont, Pascal Maitre, Nick Nichols, Noel Quidu, Patrick Robert, Brent Stirton, Tom Stoddart, Laurent Van der Stockt, Munem Wasif, Alfred Yaghobzadeh.

Plus two agency volumes: one marking the 30th anniversary of COSMOS, and one for the 70th anniversary of Roger-Viollet.

Available as a boxed set or as individual volumes (28 euros per volume).
Online orders:

Symposium Proceedings

SymposiumThe symposium was launched in 2002 by Jean Lelièvre who had the idea of organizing a panel discussion/forum with guest speakers, including photojournalists, philosophers, sociologists, academics, researchers, and historians, both French and international, i.e. a wide range of panelists interested in current affairs and pictures, but approaching news and these questions from very different angles. The discussion has regularly produced statements not generally heard amongst professional photographers, but that's the purpose of the exercise! “Have we reached a crisis point in communication, a crisis with the symbols we produce, and in a broader sense, in conveying and grasping meaning in today's increasingly commoditized world?” This question captures the essence of the debate over the years.

The proceedings of the symposium (in eight booklets) contain the full text of the debates since 2002. They are on sale throughout the Festival
e-mail orders to:

Symposium proceedings available in French only.

War is personal

Eugene Richards In 2009, the exhibition by Eugene Richards drew a great deal of attention and unanimous praise. Not a single publishing house was interested in it. Eugene therefore decided to publish it himself, with support from his agency, Getty Images, the University of Texas, and the Festival Visa pour l'Image.

War is personal
A book by Eugene Richards
28.5 x 21.7 cm [11.2” x 8.5”]
240 pages, hardback + jacket
Independent publication

On sale at the Librairie éphémère bookshop, at La Poudrière throughout the Festival Visa pour l'Image.
Price: 35 euros
Mail order (+10 euros post & packaging): Images-Evidence, 4 rue Chapon, 75003 Paris (France)