The Digital Journalist will attend Visa Pour L’Image 2008 in Perpignan, France, from September 3-8th. Â This is the 20th year of the annual gathering of the photojournalism community whose members are from all over the world. Visa Pour L’Image is a huge festival of exhibitions and trade shows scattered around the charming town. Â Multimedia shows are presented each evening at the town’s large open ampitheater.
l will be making posts to our blog from on a daily basis and possibly more frequently. Â Last year I was in constant search for Internet connections, so I’ll be in touch as often as I can.
To the left you see a photoÂ from 2007 with a fellow blogger as we sat connected to cyberspace on the floor of The PAM Hotel, headquarters for the festival (photo by Joan Gramatte). Â The PAM has one of the few Wi-fi links in town and, mercifully, plenty of electricity for the digital crowd. Â The headquarters also hosts a large open courtyard where portfolios are reviewed by photographers and agencies that are both scouting and being scouted. Â
Elsewhere in the beautiful Catalonian town, all may be relatively quiet on the Wi-fi front, but in place of it, there are plenty of stunning views of architecture on cobblestone streets, wonderful food and wine, fascinating conversation, and the reason we go there to begin with: Â for reunion and exhibits galore. Â
See more about the festival, its exhibitions and night presentations scheduled for this year at the Visa Pour L’Image 2008 site. Â It promises to be a fascinating week.