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Visa Pour L’Image is on! Pro week is not – Exhibitions available live online

Update 19 June 2020:
Looks like Pro Week is off – ‘Because of the emergency situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, we have to cancel the professional week and all the events at Palais des Congrès.’

First published 11 May 2020
Good news here for the photo industry – one of the last ‘trade’ shows in the photo calendar Visa Pour L’Image Perpignan is confirmed to be held from August 29 to September 12 2020 – ‘provided that health conditions and restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic can be met’.

Festival organisers say: While 2020 will be different. the festival must continue to exist, must continue to support freedom of expression and work produced by photographers covering and communicating news stories and information. This is of critical importance for our vision and understanding of the world, and, in particular at the present time when it is an absolute obligation.

The Visa pour L’Image team has been working under very difficult conditions, preparing the program for the 2020 festival in line with current regulations requiring social distancing, and with all due respect for instruction from relevant authorities. This will therefore change the way the public can access exhibitions and activities.

Saturday, August 29 – Sunday, September 13
In Perpignan, 20 exhibitions will be held at signature venues in the city – the Couvent des Minimes and the English des Dominicans – where special arrangements will ensure proper health and safety conditions for visitors.

Monday, August 31 – Saturday, September 5
Evening shows, presentations of awards, portfolio reviews, interviews and conferences will be available online, either live or as a delayed broadcast, with free remote access. (Program to be announced at a later date)

September 14 to 18 September + September 21 to 25
Visits for school groups. (TBC)

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