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Don McCullin to headline Visa pour l’Image’s 25th edition

“To have such a distinguished 25-year-old festival, which has a huge following, invite me to have an exhibition there, I feel honoured and proud,” says photographer Don McCullin, who spoke to BJP ahead of Visa pour l’Image’s press conference. “I’m going to enjoy it. You know, when you get to my age, the idea that someone is still interested in your work is quite extraordinary.” McCullin will receive the largest exhibition ever presented at Visa pour l’Image, where he will present a retrospective of his work in Cyprus, Vietnam, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Bangladesh and Lebanon. He will also show images shot in England and Somerset, as well as his most recent work from Syria. [bjp_ad_slot] “For the past 25 years, I’ve dreamt of bringing McCullin’s work in Perpignan,” says Jean-François Leroy, the festival’s director. “We’ve shown all of the big names in photojournalism, but I’ve always felt that McCullin was the missing one. This year, he’ll be there, he’ll be coming, and he will have an enormous exhibition. For the first time ever, he’ll get the Eglise …


2012 Guernsey Photography Festival channelling good photography

Held from 24 May – 22 June this year, the Guernsey Photography Festival is now in its third year and remains a promising presence on the European photography festival circuit. Founded by photographer Jean-Christophe Godet, the 2012 edition features around twenty exhibitons plus workshops, talks and exhibition tours. Last year’s theme was ‘Identity’ and boasted an impressive line up including work by Richard Billingham and Martin Parr; this year the theme is ‘Journey’, both in the sense of a physical movement and as metaphor for self-discovery. “I wanted to use the notion of journey as a starting point, not necessarily as in travelling somewhere physically but more in terms of a spiritual or emotional journey,” says Godet. “My aim is to show different styles of photography presented in interesting ways. I want to produce a festival that is as honest as possible and of the highest quality.” [bjp_ad_slot] With few dedicated exhibition spaces on the island the challenge for the organisers is to find and transform suitable spaces, with the festival exhibiting work both indoors …


BJP Staff