Visa pour L’image 2023



Discover the world's leading photojournalism festival, Visa pour l'Image, and how Canon will be supporting and celebrating the best in visual storytelling for the 34th consecutive year.


2023 marks the 35th year of Visa pour l’Image, an event in which the world’s most important stories and those responsible for telling them are brought together and celebrated. It welcomes visitors from around the world to the medieval city of Perpignan in southern France, from 2nd to 17th September, for a powerful series of exhibitions, roundtable discussions, screenings and award presentations.

Canon at Visa pour l’Image 2023

During Pro week, from 4th – 7th September 2023, Canon Europe will partner with Visa pour l’Image and host an exclusive programme of events and activities to champion visual stories and those creating them. Here are 5 things not to miss at Visa pour l’Image 2023.

  • Canon Experience Zone - Palais des Congrès

    Visitors will have an opportunity to get hands on with the latest Canon cameras and lenses and speak with product experts at the Canon space on the ground floor of the Palais des Congrès.

  • Canon Professional Services (CPS)

    Expert technicians from CPS will be available for accredited photographers, providing a check-and-clean service of their Canon equipment. Professional photographers will also have an opportunity to take out the latest Canon cameras on loan.

  • Exhibitions

    During this year’s festival multi-award-winning documentary photographer and Canon Ambassador, Paolo Pellegrin, will showcase a selection of works from the “Visa Years”. 2022 Canon Female Photojournalist grant winner Natalya Saprunova, will also be displaying her grant winning project ‘The Evenki People’ custodians of the resources of Yakutia.

  • Grants

    Canon and Visa pour l’Image will officially present the winners of the 2023 Canon Female Photojournalist and Canon Video Grant - Short Film Documentary. Each winner will receive €8,000 funding to support the completion of a photographic reportage which will be exhibited at the 2024 festival.

  • Canon Student Development Programme

    For the seventh successive year, Canon will be running its prestigious Student Development Programme. 30 aspiring photographers from across EMEA will be hosted for an exclusive programme comprising lectures, portfolio reviews and guided exhibition tours at Visa pour l’Image.

Past Visa pour l'Image Events

From inspirational exhibitions and revealing talks to product demonstrations and more, here you will find all the best Canon-related stories from the Perpignan event.