PERPIGNAN.- VISA pour limage
is the major event for all the passionates of life seen through photographs reports. During a fortnight, this international event draws to Perpignan the most famous reporters who travel around the world witnessing on its exploits, wars, and natural disasters.
For this new edition, it will be an entire city and region beating at the rhythm of the world news actuality. Once again, the exhibitions will storm the most prestigious or unusual places in the city.
While reporters, photographs, agencies managers and all other visitors will discover the restaurants, hotels and also the Perpignans and the Pyrénées-Orientales retail.
It is a considerable surge of potential customers for local economy during the middle season.
In 1989, the Chamber of commerce and industry of Perpignan and Pyrénées-Orientales, with other institutions, took part in the creation of this event called VISA pour limage.
Today, the Chamber keeps supporting this major event that fits perfectly in its policy of commercial development for the city centre around original and federating actions.
"Emotions, revolutions, tears and laughs, etc., I wish this edition of VISA pour limage fulfilled once again its missions: to make of Perpignan the centre of the world seen through a picture," said Jean-Pierre Navarro, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Perpignan.
Exhibitions are open from September 1 to 16, 2012. They present stories or anthologies of a photographer's work, reporting on wars, nature, the environment, people, religious issues, and social phenomena, plus the great scourges of our time.
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.