International festival of photojournalism

From August 30 to September 14, 2014

Education week from September 15 to 19

Screenings from September 1 to 6

Professional week from September 1 to 7

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Chapitre, 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 Chapitre bookshop is open from August 31 to September 8, 2013 from 10am to 8pm, and from September 9 to 15, 2013 from 11am to 8pm.
From Thursday, September 5, to Saturday, September 7, 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 Chapitre bookshop for Visa pour l'Image - Perpignan 2013, please contact Corinne Duchemin – -


Hebergeur d'Images Gratuit

For the 25th International Festival of Photojournalism Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan, the publishing house Snoeck is pleased to be producing the festival’s sixth official catalogue. Since 1989, from the very first festival on, the message has been one of quality – quality visual news reports conveying information, seen through the eyes of the photojournalist – the essential contribution. The festival is the event not to be missed by anyone who appreciates photography and reporting, and every year more than 200 000 visitors flock to the festival in the city of Perpignan.

The catalogue features an interview with Jean-François Leroy, founding director of Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan, explaining his view of photojournalism and reviewing the history of the festival. For 24 years now, Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan has been keeping track of developments and changes in the politics and the economy of photojournalism and the press industry, and has provided support for professional photojournalists through opportunities to show their work and have it discovered by larger audiences.

All the exhibitions in the 2013 festival are presented in the catalogue, with six pages for each of the exhibiting photographers. Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan – an outstanding view of the history of the present day.

Catalogue on sale throughout the Festival at the Chapitre bookstore La Poudrière (August 31, 2013 - September 15, 2013)

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

A small number of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 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, at the Chapitre bookshopLa Poudrière, from August 31 to September 15, 2013, (10 euros per volume).
Outside festival dates, 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 Chapitre 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)