25th Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan

31.08.13 → 15.09.13

This year, from August 31 to September 15, 2013, Visa pour l’Image is celebrating the 25th festival,
an achievement far beyond the original hopes of the founding par ties. Success and recognition have come in different forms.
International media recognition, with Visa pour l’Image as the key vector promoting the name of Perpignan.
The festival is an annual, week-long rendezvous for 3000 photographers, journalists, picture editors, and photo and press agencies.The 2012 festival set records well above forecasts for the number of visitors.The media coverage featured in national and international written press, radio and television can be estimated at a value of 8 million euros.
Cultural recognition
Photography, even in the current period of crisis, is still greatly appreciated by the general public, as seen with consistently increasing attendance figures for Visa Pour l’Image exhibitions, and this year, the festival will reach a total of more than 4 million visitors.
Educational recognition
In 2012, 7 800 students from across the Languedoc-Roussillon region and nearby regions came to visit the exhibitions, and for this to be done in optimal conditions, a special school week has been set aside for them.
Infiuential advocacy for photojournalism and freedom of expression

Jean-Paul Griolet
President, Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan
July 2013


Abir Abdullah – Death Trap
Eric Bouvet – Burning Man
Sarah Caron – Pashtun Women. Second-class citizens
Rafael Fabrés – Pacification. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sara Lewkowicz – Shane et Maggie: a portrait of a domestic violence
Pascal Maitre – Magical Kinshasa: Artists, Chaos and Tradition
Don Mccullin – The impossible Peace
Phil Moore – A cycle of violence. M23 in DR Congo
John Morris – Somewhere in France. Summer ’44.
Muhammed Muheisen – Life goes on
Michael Nichols – The short happy life of a Serengeti lion
Darcy Padilla – Everything is going to be OK
Andrea Star Reese – Disorder
Majid Saeedi – Afghanistan
Jérôme Sessini – The streets of Aleppo
Joao Silva – Retrospective
Vlad Sokhin – Restaveks
Sebastiano Tomada – Life and death in Aleppo
Goran Tomasevic – Combat
Angelos Tzortzinis – Riots in Turkey
Alfred Yaghobzadeh – Kumbh Mela
International Daily Press
World Press Photo


Visa d’or
Visa d’or News Award: Laurent Van der Stockt
Visa d’or Feature Award: Noriko Hayashi
Visa d’or Daily Press Award: Helsingin Sanomat (Finlande)
ICRC Humanitarian Visa d’or Award – International Committee of the Red Cross: Sebastiano Tomada
Figaro Magazine Lifetime Achievement Visa d’or Award: Don McCullin
Web Documentary Visa d’or Award, sponsored by FRANCE24 – RFI: Isabelle Foug§re & Miquel Dewever-Plana

Canon Female Photojournalist Award: Mary F. Calvert
City of Perpignan Young Reporter Award: Sara Lewkowicz
Pierre et Alexandra Boulat Award: Arnau Bach
Ani-PixPalace Award: Paolo Marchetti

Photo credits

Photo in Front: © Pascal Maitre / Cosmos / National Geographic Magazine


Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan
Couvent des Minimes
Rue Rabelais
66000 Perpignan


Free Admission


Sylvie Grumbach
Martial Hobeniche
Valérie Bourgois
+33 1 42 33 93 18


Press Kit (pdf)