O oficina Transmission pour l’image é uma das novidades da programação deste ano. A intenção é permitir que um grupo de fotojornalistas rotinados passe as suas experiências a profissionais em início de carreira. O programa terá uma duração de 3 dias, a inscrição custa 500 euros e envolve conversas com Jérôme Delay, Chris Morris, Jon Jones, João Silva, Mort Rosenblum e Samuel Bollendorff.
Jean-François Leroy, principal responsável do Visa Pour L´Image, escreveu este texto para apresentação do festival:
“The timing is difficult. It’s tough writing an editorial the day after Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington died in Libya.
What is there to say? First, we can talk about them, a bit, and say that they were two of the best of their generation; that they were passionately committed to what they were doing, to providing news, to showing the world to us as it is, with all its brutality and all its stupidity. Our views will be more limited now that they have gone.
We will obviously be paying tribute to them in Perpignan, but we would really have liked to show their work, just like that, with no tears.
We shall also be paying tribute to Lucas Dolega who was assassinated in Tunis.
The year has been packed with news: Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Bahrain, Iraq, Afghanistan, and, of course, the disaster in Japan. The world seems to have had even more dramas than usual.
It is now more essential than ever for us to have direct eye-witness reporting by all these photographers, journalists and cameramen to help us understand the accumulation of events.
Some people say that Perpignan is a bit like a family reunion. Well, this year the family of photographers has certainly been dealt a cruel blow.”