Archive for the 'Festival' Category

67th Picture of the year international (POYI)

March 28, 2010

Picture of the year international has released its winning list of their 67th annual program. The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles will host an extended exhibition of POYi award-winning documentary photography beginning June 26, 2010.

Actors dressed as Maoist revolutionaries take part in a battle re-enactment called the Defence of Yan'an on 8 November 2009 in Yan'an, China . The battle is staged daily for tourists who can pay extra to dress up and take part in the mock fighting between the communist People's Liberation Army and the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) Army. Yan'an is promoted as the "Revolutionary Holy Land" and offers a number of museums, monuments and other "Red Tourism" sites supported by the Chinese government.

Tomas van Houtryve won the first place as “Photographer of the year – Freelance/Agency”. I have linked to his work in North-Korea previoulsy on this blog, and the prize is in my opinion well deserved and a recognition that he truly deserves. Congratultaions to all the winners, and lets hope that their determination and hard work will inspire their colleagues!

Bu sure to follow Tomas´s work at his blog and webpage!

Abbas at Visa pour l’image

February 1, 2010

Abbas presents his latest book at Visa pour l’image in 2009.

Visa pour l’Image Perpignan 2009

June 17, 2009

proposition A2

The professional week of the 21st Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan will be held from 31/8-6/9 2009.
Make sure that you book your accomodation now, because of the shortage of rooms in the city!

The accreditetion for the professional week is 60 euros, and defenitely worth the money. So for everyone who is interested in fruitful discussions about the future of photojournalism, or if you want feedback on your own work and inspiration for further work sign up for a hopefully sunny week in Perpignan!

From the VISA web page:

“Welcome to Visa pour l’Image, the premier International Festival of Photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. This festival is a unique event where you can join thousands of kindred spirits who share a love and passion for photography. View the greatest photojournalist work from around the world in exhibitions across the city. Experience the evening screenings in the dramatic open air medieval enclosure of the Campo Santo. Take part in symposiums and conferences and meet the foremost photo agencies and manufacturers of photographic related equipment. Explore the web site for full details”