EVENT

Visa pour l'Image 2020

The international festival of photojournalism, Visa Pour l’Image, returns from 29 August 2020. This year, the festival welcomes visitors from around the world online, for a series of virtual exhibitions, roundtable discussions, screenings and award presentations. In addition, Canon will host an exclusive programme of events in its virtual lounge.

The Canon Lounge

Canon will host a series of online lectures, screenings, webinars and a panel discussion with leading photojournalists, editors and industry professionals. Here is the full agenda.

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Canon at Visa pour l’Image 2020

Canon Student Development Programme

From 2 – 5 September, 210 photography students will attend a programme of webinars and virtual portfolio reviews, as well as receive a limited edition book featuring the photography of the 2020 alumni. Here is a showcase from the students of 2019.

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Visa pour l'Image 2020

The stories behind Visa pour l'Image

From inspirational exhibitions and revealing talks to product demonstrations and more, here you will find all the best Canon-related stories from the Perpignan event.


The game-changing technology of the past 10 years Events

The most important tech of the decade

Brent Stirton, Ilvy Njiokiktjien and other leading photojournalists reveal the game-changing tech that's had the biggest impact on their work.

02 set 2020
Meet the recipients of the 2020 Canon grants EVENTS

Meet the recipients of the 2020 Canon grants

Two documentary projects championing women will come to life thanks to Canon's Female Photojournalist Award and its inaugural Video Grant.

19 ago 2020
A Visa pour l'Image exhibition venue in Perpignan, France. ARTICLE

What not to miss at Visa pour l'Image 2020

Visa pour l'Image 2020 is a festival of firsts, from all-new online screenings to the recipient of the inaugural Canon Video Grant.

10 ago 2020
Canon Ambassador Lieve Blancquaert filming with Canon video kit. NEWS

Canon announces €8,000 grant for video documentary

The Canon Video Grant – Short Film Documentary recognises the best emerging talent worldwide in documentary filmmaking.

09 mar 2020
Canon Female Photojournalist Grant recipients Anush Babajanyan and Laura Morton at the 2019 Visa pour l'Image festival in Perpignan, France. ARTICLE

How the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant changes lives

Six diverse documentary photographers explain why the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant was a pivotal moment in their careers.

09 mar 2020
Kickstart your photojournalism career with Canon ARTICLE

Kickstart your photojournalism career with Canon

Learn from the best in the business at the Canon Student Programme during Visa pour l'Image photojournalism festival.

14 fev 2020
Photos are laid out on a table to be reviewed. ARTICLE

How to pitch to photo editors – insider tips

Want to get published? Three professional photo editors reveal the dos and don'ts of successful story pitching.

19 set 2019
When subjects become the storytellers: Unfiltered Events

When subjects become the storytellers: Unfiltered

How Canon and the ICRC's Unfiltered project gives people in unstable areas the tools and training to tell their own stories through photography.

16 set 2019
Pro business advice for breaking into photojournalism Events

Pro business advice for breaking into photojournalism

Leading photojournalists and photo editors share their tips for making a career in the industry.

13 set 2019
Expert tips for developing and editing a story Events

Expert tips for developing and editing a story

Do you know when a photo story is complete? What it takes to get it published? Find out here...

12 set 2019
The game-changing technology of the past 10 years Events

The game-changing technology of the past 10 years

Leading photojournalists at Visa pour l'Image 2019 discuss the developments that have made the biggest difference to their working lives.

11 set 2019
How important is video to a future photojournalist? Events

How important is video to a future photojournalist?

With demand for video ever growing, how do the next generation of photojournalists feel about its creative uses and their ability to shoot it?

10 set 2019
Hilary Roberts, Laura Morton and Catalina Martin-Chico look on as Ilvy Njiokiktjien speaks. ARTICLE

Photojournalists debate: what's keeping women out?

At the Visa Pour l’Image photojournalism festival, three Canon Female Photojournalist Award winners discuss the barriers women face.

29 ago 2019
A cyclist and a car travel under a highway sign indicating the exit for University Avenue, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto. Photo by Laura Morton. ARTICLE

A tale of two cities in the shadow of Silicon Valley

2018 Canon Female Photojournalist Award winner Laura Morton on capturing the similarities bridging wealth divides in two Californian cities.

21 ago 2019
What not to miss at Visa pour l'Image 2019 Events

What not to miss at Visa pour l'Image 2019

The annual festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, celebrates photography excellence and the next generation of visual storytellers. Here are some highlights to look out for.

08 ago 2019
2019 Canon Female Photojournalism Award winner named NEWS

2019 Canon Female Photojournalism Award winner named

Armenian photographer Anush Babajanyan wins this year's prestigious award to document families in the South Caucasus region.

23 jul 2019
The stands filling with viewers at the outdoor night-time screening at Visa pour l’Image 2018. EVENTS

The best of Visa pour l’Image 2018

After another inspirational Visa pour l’Image, we reveal some of the highlights from this French festival of photojournalism.

13 set 2018
Students' views on the future of photojournalism EVENTS

Students' views on the future of photojournalism

How the next generation of photojournalists learnt from working professionals at Visa pour l'Image 2018.

07 set 2018
Preparing the perfect photography portfolio EVENTS

Experts share how to impress with your photography portfolio

A top magazine editor provides her tips on preparing the perfect photography portfolio, from the images you choose to the design of the portfolio itself.

27 ago 2018
People walk around an exhibition room looking at the printed photographs on the walls. EVENTS

What not to miss at Visa pour l'Image 2018

The annual festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, offers an exciting range of exhibitions, lectures and more. Here are some highlights to look out for.

27 ago 2018
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Canon Female Photojournalist 2018 winner revealed

The American documentary photographer wins the 2018 Canon award to document the income inequality around Silicon Valley.

20 ago 2018
A heavily pregnant woman sits on a chair next to a man lying on a bed, her top rolled up to expose her stomach. They are in a brightly-lit room decorated with colourful posters and a shelf unit holding cosmetics bottles and small stuffed toys. ARTICLE

Catalina Martin-Chico on Colombia’s peacetime baby boom

We interview the 2017 Canon Female Photojournalist Award winner about her heartfelt project.

20 ago 2018
Tech-focused live Twitter Q+A round-up EVENTS

Tech-focused live Twitter Q+A round-up

Predicting the future, dispelling myths and offering much-needed advice, find our answers to your Twitter questions...

27 ago 2018
The best of Visa pour l’Image 2017 EVENTS

The best of Visa pour l’Image 2017

After another inspirational Visa pour l’Image, we reveal some of the highlights from this ground-breaking French festival of photojournalism.

12 set 2017
The must-known facts about Canon Professional Services EVENTS

Canon Professional Services offers vital support to members

Photojournalists flocking to Visa pour l'Image can get free equipment checks and cleans through their Canon Professional Services membership.

08 set 2017
Catalina Martin-Chico wins the Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2017 EVENTS

Canon’s Female Photojournalist 2017 is Catalina Martin-Chico

Photojournalist Catalina Martin-Chico plans to report on the baby boom among female FARC guerillas in Colombia. Here, she explains why...

07 set 2017
Meet the next generation of photojournalists EVENTS

Students’ views on the future of photojournalism

The next generation of photojournalists met Magnum photographers at Visa pour l’Image and shared their hopes and plans for their futures.

06 set 2017
Five of the best activities at Visa pour l’Image  EVENTS

Five of the best activities at Visa pour l’Image

The countdown is on to Visa pour l’Image 2017, and these are the Canon Experience Zone events you definitely don’t want to miss...

29 ago 2017