Getty Images headlines Visa pour L’image festival

Getty Images has made announcements regarding its presence at the Visa Pour L’images festival which is taking place in Perpignan, France this week.


Getty Images, Inc. is proud to announce that its photographers will have a strong presence at Visa Pour l’Image, the premier International Festival of Photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. Eugene Richards, Walter Astrada, Antonio Bolfo and Athit Perawongmetha, Paula Bronstein, Mario Tama, John Moore, Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, Tom Stoddart and Marco Di Lauro who are all photojournalists with Getty Images, have been chosen by the Visa Pour l’Image festival to showcase their work to festival attendees from August 28 to September 12, 2010.
“I am delighted that, once again, our photographers will have a strong presence at Visa Pour l’Image and the chance to exhibit their work at this leading international photojournalism event,” comments Adrian Murrell, senior vice president, global editorial, Getty Images. “We are delighted that their projects are being highlighted at Visa Pour l’Image, which we are sponsoring for a third year, as we continue our support for the photojournalism community.”

From the greatest photojournalist work to exhibitions across the city to evening screenings, Getty Images’ award-winning group of photographers demonstrate unique talent in delivering captivating visual stories.


Official Getty Images Exhibition Space: Palais des Congrès, Tuesday, August 31 to Saturday, September 4

The Getty Images exhibition space in the Palais des Congrès (stand no. 9) in central Perpignan will showcase the award-winning work of its talented photographers.

Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography: Salle Jean Claude Rolland, Friday, September 3 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

During this screening, Getty Images will be announcing the latest winners of the 2010 Grants for Editorial Photography. Since 2005, Getty Images has awarded five grants of $20,000 each annually to professional photojournalists. Four student grants of $5,000 per year are also awarded to photojournalism students at accredited schools. The 2010 winners will be announced during the screening on Thursday 2nd of September and the showcase of their winning work will take place on Friday 3rd September from 3pm to 4pm in the Salle Jean-Claude Rolland. Further information can be found online at:

Photography Exhibitions: Couvent des Minimes, Saturday, August 28 to Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • “May You Be The Mother Of A Hundred Sons” by Walter Astrada / Reportage by Getty Images documents gender issues in India such as selective abortion of female fetuses, abandonment of baby girls to orphanages, violence against women due to unpaid wedding dowries and the overall preference in India for having sons rather than daughters.
  • “IMPACT” by Antonio Bolfo / Reportage by Getty Images captures the trials and tribulations of Operation IMPACT, a NYPD program that takes the youngest, greenest officers and sends them to the most violent and dangerous neighborhoods of NYC for a full-scale plunge into ‘the job’.
  • “Bangkok Dangerous” by Athit Perawongmetha / Getty Images captures the coup in Thailand in September 2006 that resulted in the biggest loss in the country’s history. The powerful images portray the violent clash between security forces and red-shirt, anti-government protesters at rallies organized by the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship.
  • The 2010 CARE Award for Humanitarian Reportage recipient Carsten Snejbjerg reports on migrants in Calais. The exhibition for the 15th CARE Award (Grand Prix) for Humanitarian Reporting presents the best entries competing for the award which stands as both an expression of hope and professional recognition.

Evening Screenings: Campo Santo/Place de la Republic, Monday, August 30 to Saturday, September 4 at 9:45 p.m.

Monday, August 30:

  • “Extreme Mongolian Winter” by Paula Bronstein / Getty Images portrays Mongolia’s worst winters in 30 years and the government’s need of foreign aid to alleviate the impact of the “Zud” (Mongolian term for a multiple natural disaster) caused by bitter cold and thick snow.

Wednesday, September 1:

  • “Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent” by Mario Tama / Getty Images is a photo exhibition and book (Umbrage, September 2010) contextualizing the fifth anniversary of Katrina with a primary focus on the ongoing need for rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast.
  • Apocalipsis” by Alvaro Ybarra Zavala / Reportage by Getty Images is a record of loss, grief, injustice, violence and death through war in Iraq, the Congo, Darfur, Colombia, Afghanistan and Burma. Photographer Alvaro Ybarra Zavala shows his journey through the darker reaches of humankind and confronts the harsh realities of these regions.
  • “Economic Crisis” by John Moore / Getty Images offers recent glimpses into some of the places and lives affected by foreclosures, evictions, bankruptcies, layoffs, abandoned projects, and the people and industries caught in the middle.

Thursday, September 2:

  • “Gunmen of the Bolivarian Revolution” by Alvaro Ybarra Zavala / Reportage by Getty Images portrays the people of Venezuela living their lives governed by fear as the militias of the Bolivarian Revolution, armed by President Hugo Chavez, have taken control of the country as violence dictates its future.
  • “Severe Food Crisis in Niger” by Marco di Lauro / Reportage by Getty Images for Unicef reveals the brewing food crisis in the Niger the magnitude of which stands to surpass that in Haiti if left unchecked. Sparked by the worst drought in decades, the feature portrays the travesty in West Africa that is reducing children and animals to mere sacks of bones.
  • “Trail Of Tears” by Tom Stoddart /Reportage by Getty Images depicts the repatriation ceremonies of dead British soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan. As hearses carrying the dead made their way through the English countryside from RAF Lyneham to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, people stood and silently paid tearful respect to Britain’s fallen heroes.

Friday, September 3:

  • “War Is Personal” by Eugene Richards / Reportage by Getty Images is focused on the physical and emotional costs of the war in Iraq.

Book Signing: Couvent des Minimes, FNAC bookshop, Saturday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Eugene Richards / Reportage by Getty Images will be hosting a book signing for War Is Personal (Aperture Spring 2010) a photographic feature with textual essays on those directly affected by the war in Iraq.

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