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Visa pour l'Image 2010 Perpignan

News and Events - Documentaries

After 21 years, Visa pour l'Image is still one of the best worlwide event about photojournalism. Some thirty exhibitions will be presented during Visa pour l'Image 2010, a unique occasion to discover the world thru photojournalist.

Some of the best exhibitions :


William Albert Allard / National Geographic

Five Decades: A Retrospective
Always in search of "what is happening at the edges," William Albert Allard's work reveals beauty, intrigue, and stunning reality. This retrospective paints a full picture of one of color photography's most celebrated pioneers. For the past five decades, Allard has been able to enter people's homes and hearts to capture stunning off-guard moments, revealing the depth of human nature as it had never before been seen.

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© William Albert Allard / National Geographic.
Frontmatter #5. Three Basque men in the village of Sare, France, listening to a singer. 1968.
 
© William Albert Allard / National Geographic.
Italy #5. Calogero Amoroso (8) in his best suit for a family wedding, in the doorway of San Calogero Basilica, Sciacca, Sicily. 1995.


Antonio Bolfo / Reportage by Getty Images

Impact
Operation IMPACT is a New York Police Department [NYPD] program that takes the youngest, most untested officers in the department and sends them to the most violent and dangerous neighborhoods of New York City for a full-scale plunge into "The Job." ...
... With the current economic crisis forcing the NYPD to slash overall budgets, resulting in dwindling resources, IMPACT has been forced to recycle officers, extending these demoralized policemen in the unit indefinitely. And yet the bosses at IMPACT have demanded an increase in arrests, asking discontented officers to do more with less. This report presents one IMPACT unit consisting of thirty novice officers assigned to the Mott Haven housing projects in the South Bronx, one of the poorest, most notorious neighborhoods in America. Despite their raw status and conflicting responsibilities, these officers have brought crime to record lows. But the focus on arrests comes at a price, sacrificing community policing and therefore creating a tense relationship between the neighborhood's beleaguered residents and the overstrained cops.

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© Antonio Bolfo / Reportage by Getty Images.
NYPD #36. Dan and Pez (left to right) attend the funeral of Officer Omar Edwards. Officer Edwards was shot and killed by plain clothes officers who mistook him for an armed criminal. Omar was a housing cop at the neighboring precinct, PSA 5 in Harlem, and his death deeply affected the housing cops at PSA 7.
 
© Antonio Bolfo / Reportage by Getty Images.
NYPD #45. Officers helplessly listen to a colleague cry for help over the radio. Because IMPACT cops patrol on foot and have no access to police vehicles, they are unable to respond to the officer in need of assistance.


Corentin Fohlen / Fedephoto

City of Perpignan Young Reporter's Award - 2010
Haiti & Bangkok - horror & revolt
Haiti and Bangkok are two dramas that may be seen as symbols. There is the picture of a Haitian wielding a hammer to tackle a mountain of rubble; then the photo of a Thai man armed with a slingshot either to fight against violence perpetrated by government or to stand up to military tanks. Are both losing battles? No, there is the strength that comes at that point in time where small people in the world believe, with the fury of despair, that they just might win. Corentin Fohlen has been working as a freelance photographer for the past six years, sharing in the struggles of men and women who realize how crucial it is to have witnesses and records. Between Port-au-Prince and Bangkok, he has powerful stories to tell of these ordinary everyday fighters.

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© Corentin Fohlen / Fedephoto.
City of Perpignan Young Reporter’s Award – 2010.
Haïti #2. Port-au-Prince, January 17. The people are exhausted and most of them have to sleep in the streets.
 
© Corentin Fohlen / Fedephoto.
City of Perpignan Young Reporter’s Award – 2010.
Bangkok #21. Bangkok, May 17. One of the main barricades not far from the Red Shirts’ base. A sniper had just been spotted in a building opposite.


William Klein

New York, Rome, Moscow, Tokyo
William Klein has always been a genius in every field. His view of the world has influenced generations of photographers. There is the strict framing, the art of making subjects forget that he is there, even when so close, and the perfect balance of his compositions. ...
Exhibitions
... Total mastery. A selection of his life's work has been made to rediscover his series on New York (1955), Rome (1957), Moscow (1959) and Tokyo (1964), featuring works that are unique lessons in the art of photography, and as fresh and contemporary as ever.
William Klein has kindly consented to this modest tribute to one of the great achievements in the history of photography.

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© William Klein.
Moscow #1.
 
© William Klein.
Tokyo #5.


Grégoire Korganow

Emergencies
After a motorbike accident in Paris, Grégoire Korganow was treated by emergency paramedics from the SMUR department (Service Mobile d'Urgence et de Réanimation, also known as "SAMU"). He then decided to discover the faces behind the anonymous hands that had come to his rescue and so, since September 2008, has been making regular visits to the hospital in Gonesse, north-east of Paris, producing a photographic record of the work done by SMUR teams. The exhibition shows the commitment of the men and women who often fight for hours to save the lives of accident victims.

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© Grégoire Korganow.
Emergencies #13. Emergency paramedics in action (Val-d’Oise/outer Paris), 2009.
 
© Grégoire Korganow.
Emergencies #58. Emergency paramedics in action (Val-d’Oise/outer Paris), 2009.


Tomas van Houtryve / VII Network

Behind the Curtains: Stories from the Last Communist Holdouts
At the end of the Cold War, most states under communist rule shed their Marxist principles and scrambled to join a new international order. A few did not. Whether due to the steel fist of totalitarianism, unaddressed class inequality or selective nostalgia, these places continue to hold out against the tides of history. Documenting contemporary Moldova, North Korea, Cuba, China, Nepal, Vietnam and Laos, the exhibition explores communism holding on, mutating and adapting to the 21st century.

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© Tomas Van Houtryve / VII Network.
Communists # 38. A group of Young Communist League girls walking past a statue of Chairman Mao Zedong in front of the Revolutionary Memorial Hall. Yan’an, promoted as the “Revolutionary Holy Land,” has various “Red Tourism” sites supported by the Chinese government. Yan’an, China, November 7, 2009.
 
© Tomas Van Houtryve / VII Network.
Communists #76. Young boys firing pellet guns at a shooting range. Many Cubans who lived through the revolution still believe in its ideals, but younger generations are more likely to be skeptical about State ideology and are quietly waiting for change. Havana, Cuba, October 26, 2008.


Munem Wasif / Agence VU for Fabrica

In God We Trust
Islam is the religion of Bangladesh, practiced by over 130 million Muslims (almost 90% of the population and the fourth-largest Muslim population in the world). Religion has always been a strong part of the national identity and atheism is extremely rare.
Misguided perceptions of Islam, usually via western observers, are often based on prejudice and ignorance, seeing the religion as fundamentalist, extremist or terrorist.
Here is a non-western perspective. It is how we Muslims see our religion and how 9/11 has affected us.

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© Munem Wasif / Agence VU for Fabrica.
Islam #42. Students at Alia madrassa in Satkhira read in Bengali, their mother tongue.
 
© Munem Wasif / Agence VU for Fabrica.
Islam #70. Devotees mourn the Battle of Karbala when Imam Hussain Ibne Ali, the grandson of Muhammad who is considered the last prophet of Islam and a Shia Imam, was killed by the forces of the second Umayad and Yazid. The devotees chant “Ya Hussain… Ya Hussain” while beating their chests (Matam). Some go into a trance-like state, while others cry and embrace in remembrance of Imam Hussain.


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