Eric Bouvet - Visa 2021

17 September 2021  |  Culture, Events

Visa Pour l'Image - photojournalist festival - Eric Bouvet

Perpignan hosts the 33rd Photojournalism Festival this September, Vias Pour l'Image.

Visa pour l'image 2021
Perpignan Visa 2021

Visa Pour l'Image exhibition, 40 years of photography by Eric Bouvet Location: Couvent des Minimes from August 28 to September 26, 2021

Festival Visa Perpignan 2021

"The watchmaker measures the course of time, the photographer stops it. It is as much his freedom as his constraint. Free to pause the world for one frame. Constrained by a technical framework from which he must break free in order to gaze at the expanse of the earth. Because there is a price to pay to exercise the most beautiful profession there is: that of bringing immense creative freedom to the service of the strict documentation of humanity. This is the essence of photojournalism. A wonderful goal. A challenge. In practice, the world is never black or white, but all in shades of gray. With his fears cleared, the raw image hunter must reconcile two antagonistic realities: to love the world and to show it as it is. Look for the contrast, this opposition of two things, one of which brings out the other. But which one to choose?" - from Images that retrace the 40-year career of photographer Eric Bouvet.

Eric Bouvet photojournalist

In 1981, Eric Bouvet began working for the Gamma agency and became a free-lance in 1990. He has published several books: Women of Rwanda in 1999 The last mine in 2005 Until the end (Chechen War Diary) in 2013 The orchestra at work in 2018

His book Until the End has been adapted for the theater by the MAP company in Angers. Directed by director David Ropars.

Eric Bouvet has received several awards including five World Press Awards and two Visa d'Or. Visit his website:

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Virginie Erre

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