Canon celebrates the best in photographic reality at the 23rd Visa pour l’Image festival in Perpignan

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland 25th July 2011 – Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions, today demonstrates its continued commitment to photojournalism with the announcement of its support and activity at Visa pour I’Image 2011, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France.

Photographic creativity is central to Canon’s philosophy, and the company will again be demonstrating its wide range of services to photographers at this year’s festival. Canon’s loyalty as principal sponsor of Visa pour l’Image spans more than 22 years, and, in this capacity, Canon strives to:

  • Support the best specialists in photojournalism and pay tribute to the talent and courage of their everyday work which so effectively communicates the power of image 
  • Gather the largest possible audience to appreciate the work of photojournalists the world over, stimulating our 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, 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 visitors  can be loaned the latest EOS bodies, lenses and accessories and have their equipment checked and cleaned free of charge 
  • A photo space displaying the very latest EOS DSLRs, lenses, accessories, and the PowerShot G-series of digital compact cameras 
  • A ‘print-on-demand’ area, where visitors can discover models from the PIXMA range and print their photos 
  • A professional photo studio where the EOS system will be shown in action, with captured images being printed on PIXMA Pro and ImagePROGRAF printers 
  • A 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 XF300 and XF100-series models

Seminar Programme
Following the successful seminar programme launched in 2010, Canon will again feature a line-up of leading photographic and industry professionals, who will deliver presentations and seminars on a variety of topics including their own 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 ( and the Visa pour I’Image site ( in the coming weeks.

Canon Female Photojournalist Award
At Visa pour l’Image 2011, Canon and the French Association of Female Journalists (AFJ) will also be celebrating the talent of Dutch photographer Ilvy Njiokiktjien, the winner of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award for 2011. She will receive a Canon grant of €8,000 during an award ceremony on 3rd September, funding her project during the coming year, after which it will be presented as an exhibition or projection at Visa pour l’Image in 2012. As with previous years, the recipient of the 2010 award, Martina Bacigalupo of Italy, will also be showcasing her work 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, to view interviews, reports and discover the latest news, delivered directly from the festival site.

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