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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Friends of Visa pour l'Image.

Welcome to Visa pour l'Image, the premier International Festival of Photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. This festival is a unique event where you can join thousands of kindred spirits who share a love and passion for photography. View the greatest photojournalist work from around the world in exhibitions across the city. Experience the evening screenings in the dramatic open air medieval enclosure of the Campo Santo. Take part in symposiums and conferences and meet the foremost photo agencies and manufacturers of photographic related equipment. Explore the web site for full details.
We look forward to welcoming you to Perpignan.

Visa pour l’Image –
The Return of the Blog

Things are on the move at Visa pour l’Image. So if you have a spare moment, perhaps while waiting in line outside Campo Santo, lazing on Canet beach, or sitting at the Café de la Poste, you can catch up with the latest news on Visa pour l’Image via the Blog that has been dusted off and given a new lease of life.

Every day, stories and comments, photos and videos will be posted on the Festival Website and social media, extending the scope and experience of Visa pour l’Image.

It’s time to enjoy the Festival... online.

Vincent Jolly



Who is doing what and where? Who is in town and what's on show? The very latest news from the Association of Visa pour l'Image team based in Perpignan and Paris.


Exhibitions are open from August 27 to September 11, 2016. They present stories or anthologies of a photographer's work. See complete list of the exhibitions.


During the professional week (August 27 to September 4) make sure to check the calendar every day for updates on events taking place at different venues in Perpignan.



Sign up now on line to get your accreditation when you arrive at Visa pour l'Image. All you have to do is collect your welcome pack at the Palais des Congrès in Perpignan.

Visa pour l'Image Blog

Visa pour l'Image Blog

In September every year we meet in Perpignan. But the rest of the year we find ourselves around the world covering news events, judging shows, and keeping our finger on the pulse of world events.


Campo Santo is the venue for the evening screenings. The program includes a chronological review of the news stories from the previous year, reports and features on social issues, war, stories that have made the news and others that have been kept quiet.


Perpignan is the place where professionals can discuss their problems, debating issues involved in producing and using pictures and the future of the profession. The symposium and "meet the photographer" sessions cover a wide range of questions.

Where to stay

Book early as the hotels do get very booked. Don't forget you can always hire a villa or apartment in or near the town. Beaches are only thirty minutes away by car and buses and trains run frequently.

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