Paris, France, 1st August 2012 - Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions, today demonstrates its continued commitment to photographic creativity with the announcement of its activity programme at Visa pour I’Image 2012, the festival of photojournalism held annually in Perpignan, France.
Photographic creativity is central to Canon’s philosophy, and the company will again demonstrate its leading range of services to photographers at this year’s festival, in addition to celebrating the 25th year of the award-winning EOS System. Favoured by professionals across the globe, EOS is long-established as the world’s most comprehensive photographic system, offering photographers outstanding quality, performance and creative flexibility. Canon has consistently celebrated the work of photojournalists at Visa pour l’Image throughout the festival’s 23 year history, using its capacity as principle sponsor to:
Support the best in photojournalism and pay tribute to the talent and courage of their work which so effectively communicates the power of image
Gather the largest possible audience to appreciate the work of photojournalists the world over, stimulating passion for image
Reinforce communications with professional photographers from around the world, in order to offer them even more outstanding and innovative products
Canon in the Palais des Congrès: From input to output
As well as supporting the festival in its role as a lead sponsor, Canon will also be exhibiting in the Palais des Congrès. Visitors will be able to see the latest range of Canon products and solutions, from image capture through to printing, including:
An expanded Canon Professional Services (CPS) area, where accredited photographers can be loaned the latest EOS bodies, lenses and accessories, or have their equipment checked and cleaned free of charge
A photo space displaying the very latest range of ground-breaking professional EOS DSLRs, lenses, accessories, and the
PowerShot G-series of digital compact cameras
A ‘print-on-demand’ area, where visitors can discover and try the latest models from Canon’s PIXMA range and print their photos
A professional photo studio where Canon’s complete input-through-output solution will be shown in action, with captured images using EOS system products being printed on PIXMA Pro and large-format ImagePROGRAF printers
A stunning photo exhibition displaying the works of Canon Ambassadors, including Brent Stirton, Paolo Pellegrin, Gary Knight, Ziv Koren, and Nick Nichols
A professional video area, featuring the latest Canon professional video products, including the new Cinema EOS System and models from Canon’s handheld X-series of professional video cameras
Canon will again curate a line-up of leading photographic and industry professionals, who will deliver presentations and seminars on a variety of topics, including their own stories and images. Projects from the Canon Female Photojournalist Award winners in 2011 and 2012 will be presented as part of the seminar programme, giving visitors a chance to understand the journey and inspiration behind the winning images. The latest photography equipment, techniques and technology will also be covered. This presentation programme will take place in the Palais des Congrès, with the full line-up to be announced on the Canon Professional Network website (http://cpn.canon-europe.com) and the Visa pour I’Image site (http://www.visapourlimage.com) in the coming weeks.
Canon Female Photojournalist Award
At Visa pour l’image 2012, Canon and the French Association of Female Journalists (AFJ), in partnership with Le Figaro Magazine, will be presenting Sarah Caron with the Canon Female Photojournalist Award for 2012. She will receive a grant of €8,000 during an award ceremony to be held on Saturday, September 8th. The grant will go towards her proposed project about the Pashtun women in Pakistan, who are victims of segregation due to the rising religious extremism. All entrants have been judged on both previous works and their plans for a future project. As with previous years, the recipient of the 2011 award, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, will also be showcasing her report on Afrikaner teenagers in post-Apartheid South Africa at this year’s event.
Visa pour l’Image on the Canon Professional Network website
For more information about Visa pour l’Image, photographers and enthusiasts can visit www.canon-europe.com/cpn, to view interviews, reports and discover the latest news, delivered directly from the festival site.