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“If it’s your first year at Visa pour l’Image, be prepared. It. Is. Scary. You will find yourself among thousands of photographers who are, just like you, trying to make it in a very competitive market. My first year at Visa, five years ago, was dreadful. I didn’t know who to talk to, I didn’t know where to hang out, I didn’t know what to do. But don’t give up. Come back the following year, and the one after that. And you will get the hang of it.” -Photojournalism Links’ Guide to Visa pour l’Image and Perpignan – Sunday 02 September 2012
Professional Week has just started at the Visa pour l’Image International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, and it can be a daunting experience. Photojournalismlinks.com just published a beginner’s guide to visiting, and it’s required reading if this is your first visit to the festival this year (or you’re planning to go next year). The guide has a good map, tips about where agencies and magazines will be located during the festival, and other useful information such as if you want to have a feast on Sunday celebrating a week well spent, you’d better buy your food on Saturday, since everything will be closed the day of.
Just hitting the airwaves, the Noorderlicht Photography Festival, one of the great photojournalism events of the year, has been forced to remove an essay curated by Magnum’s Stuart Franklin. The festival’s press release (warning: pdf) states, in part,
The Associated Press does not object to the exhibition as such, but to the content of Franklin’s accompanying essay. This essay acknowledged that criminal acts were committed by both sides [Palestinian and Israeli], but assigned the principle responsibility for the extent of the bloodshed to Israel. Both Franklin and Noorderlicht believe this conclusion is justified by the critical reports [regarding the matter] from Amnesty International and the United Nations…”
The AP believed Franklin’s text expressed a political statement, and further that having AP photos in the exhibition, the essay associated a political statement with AP’s photos, which violates Associated Press guidelines. Whatever the case, this is the first time in Noorderlicht’s twenty years that an essay has been removed due to potential legal threats.
LOOK3 YourSpace Online – Images by Festival of the Photograph
Photoshelter and Look3 have just announced a call for entries for an online exhibition and projection at the upcoming Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville. Looks like a great way to sneak your work into the festival if you missed the deadline for Slideluck Potshow or can’t make it to Charlottesville.