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Chapitre, the official Visa pour l'Image Perpignan Festival bookshop

During the international photojournalism festival, the official bookshop at the main exhibition venue La Poudrière, place de la Révolution Française, featuring a selection of photography books and signings by leading photographers . The Chapitre bookshop is open from August 31 to September 8, 2013 from 10am to 8pm, and from September 9 to 15, 2013 from 11am to 8pm.
From Thursday, September 5, to Saturday, September 7, in the courtyard at La Poudrière, a number of photographers signed their books. In case you’re interested in having your books sold at the Chapitre bookshop for Visa pour l'Image - Perpignan 2013, please contact Corinne Duchemin – -


Hebergement gratuit d'image et photo Visa pour l'Image, Perpignan, first held in 1989, will be holding the 25th Festival this year, and will be issuing a sixth catalogue (published by Snoeck). Ever since the first festival in 1989, “Visa” has been showing us that reliable visual news and information must be backed by the views and work of photojournalists. Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan is a key event for everyone interested in photography and reporting, attracting more than 200 000 visitors to the city of Perpignan in the south of France every year.

Catalogue on sale throughout the Festival at the Chapitre bookstore La Poudrière (August 31, 2013 - September 15, 2013)

On sale in all good bookshops, all year round.
On line orders:

A small number of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 catalogues are still available (25 euros). Please contact Delphine Lelu :

20 YEARS – Limited Edition Collection

20 YEARS 20+2: 20 monographs, 2 agencies

Special edition to mark the 20th anniversary of Visa pour l'Image, published by CDP. A collection of 20 monographs, each with approximately 50 photos. Limited edition of 500. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Ian Berry, Alexandra Boulat, Paula Bronstein, Enrico Dagnino, Marie Dorigny, Cédric Gerbehaye, Stanley Greene, Guillaume Herbaut, Yuri Kozyrev, Jean-Pierre Laffont, Pascal Maitre, Nick Nichols, Noel Quidu, Patrick Robert, Brent Stirton, Tom Stoddart, Laurent Van der Stockt, Munem Wasif, Alfred Yaghobzadeh.

Plus two agency volumes: one marking the 30th anniversary of COSMOS, and one for the 70th anniversary of Roger-Viollet.

Available as a boxed set or as individual volumes (28 euros per volume).
Online orders:

Symposium Proceedings

SymposiumThe symposium was launched in 2002 by Jean Lelièvre who had the idea of organizing a panel discussion/forum with guest speakers, including photojournalists, philosophers, sociologists, academics, researchers, and historians, both French and international, i.e. a wide range of panelists interested in current affairs and pictures, but approaching news and these questions from very different angles. The discussion has regularly produced statements not generally heard amongst professional photographers, but that's the purpose of the exercise! “Have we reached a crisis point in communication, a crisis with the symbols we produce, and in a broader sense, in conveying and grasping meaning in today's increasingly commoditized world?” This question captures the essence of the debate over the years.

The proceedings of the symposium (in eight booklets) contain the full text of the debates since 2002. They are on sale throughout the Festival, at the Chapitre bookshopLa Poudrière, from August 31 to September 15, 2013, (10 euros per volume).
Outside festival dates, e-mail orders to:

Symposium proceedings available in French only.

War is personal

Eugene Richards In 2009, the exhibition by Eugene Richards drew a great deal of attention and unanimous praise. Not a single publishing house was interested in it. Eugene therefore decided to publish it himself, with support from his agency, Getty Images, the University of Texas, and the Festival Visa pour l'Image.

War is personal
A book by Eugene Richards
28.5 x 21.7 cm [11.2” x 8.5”]
240 pages, hardback + jacket
Independent publication

On sale at the Chapitre bookshop, at La Poudrière throughout the Festival Visa pour l'Image.
Price: 35 euros
Mail order (+10 euros post & packaging): Images-Evidence, 4 rue Chapon, 75003 Paris (France)

Zmâla 4

Zmâla 4 Zmâla is an independent review dedicated to the production of photographers' collectives in France and abroad. We have undertaken to unit part of this large family, this Zmâla, so as to give more visibility to budding collectives and defend those whose fame is already established. It is our job of messenger, about which we feel very strongly.

Zmâla 4
Price: 20 euros
Available in August 2012