International Festival of Photojournalism

From August 27 to September 11, 2016

Education week from September 12 to 16

Screenings from August 29 to September 3

Professional week from August 29 to September 4

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ELLE Round Table Discussion

Friday, September 4, 5pm. Charles Trenet auditorium, Palais des Congrès. Free entrance.

Gender & Focus

This year is the 70th anniversary of ELLE magazine, a long-standing partner of Visa pour l’Image. To mark the occasion, ELLE has decided to focus on female photojournalists over the full range of generations. How do they see their job? Do they have a different angle and approach to the stories they cover? What old ideas and clichés still prevail, even though there are now more and more women working as professional photojournalists? Have they brought about change in the world of photojournalism, and if so how? Is it surface change or fundamental change? How do picture editors see the situation?

The discussion will include reports on first-hand experience, plus analyses. Françoise-Marie Santucci, the editor, and Caroline Laurent-Simon, a feature reporter with ELLE magazine, will be talking to picture editors and female photojournalists who, in their different areas, whether covering society or international news, have contributed to the history of contemporary photojournalism. Panelists: Lynsey ADDARIO, Marie-Laure de DECKER, Bénédicte KURZEN, Marie DORIGNY, France KEYSER, and Stephanie SINCLAIR (photographes/photographers) & Olivier LAURENT (Deputy Editor for Time Lightbox).

Entrance free.

Entrance free. Simultaneous translation guaranteed.

The Palais des Congrès is the festival headquarters and the meeting point for collecting badges, press kits and information. Free-lance photographers show their portfolios there. These facilities are provided by the Association Nationale des Iconographes (ANI).