August 31st – September 15th, 2019
VISA POUR L’IMAGE
The 31st International Festival of Photojournalism Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan 2019 will take place early September in France; It continues to present stories from around the world, thanks to the dedication of his longtime director Jean-François Leroy.
Among many others riveting reportages, Lynsey Addario‘s work on Maternal Mortality : The report over ten years covers the situation in a number of countries: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, India, the Philippines, Somaliland, and the United States. Every day more than 800 women around the world die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, without access to quality medical facilities and healthcare professionals. Between 60 and 70% of these deaths are preventable, and while most are in the developing world, the United States has one of the worst maternal mortality rates of developed nations, second only to Serbia.
Patrick Chauvel is exhibiting 50 Years on the Front Line : Patrick Chauvel had only just turned 20 when he set off to do his first report. He admits that he knew nothing and that the pictures he took were not very good, but he was not to be discouraged, so off he went again, and since then he has learned a great deal. He has covered almost every conflict the world has seen in the past 50 years, and some of his pictures are now icons. The man is courageous, and he is a loyal traveling companion. Perpignan is both pleased and proud to be showing the career of one of the most gifted photographers of his generation.
And photographer Éric Hadj, who has been reporting on the Yellow Vests movement from the outset, covering a wide range of players: demonstrators, police, politicians, and right up to the Minister of the Interior.