visa-pour-l'image

6

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Muhammed Muheisen

Muhammed Muheisen was born in Jerusalem in 1981 and graduated with a degree in journalism and political science. He is the Associated Press chief photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Muheisen joined the Associated Press in 2001, covering major events in the Middle East, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the funeral of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the U.S.-led war in Iraq and the capture of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. He spent four years in Pakistan as AP’s chief photographer for that country. Muheisen documented the Yemeni revolution and the Syrian civil war as well as events in Saudi Arabia, China, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Germany, Macedonia, Croatia, France, the Netherlands, New York, Serbia, Greece, and South Africa, including the funeral procession of Nelson Mandela. Most recently he has been documenting the refugee crisis across Europe.

His work has received numerous international awards, including: Two-time Breaking News Pulitzer Prize winner, in 2005 and 2013, for covering the war in Iraq and the civil war in Syria; Picture of the Year for 2007; Time Magazine’s Best Wire Photographer of 2013; and the 2014 Oliver S. Gramling Award for journalism.

Muheisen also won multiple prizes in: the APME News Photos Award, the John L. Dougherty Award, Asia Media Awards, National Headliner Awards, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Festival Du Scoop, China International Press Photo Contest, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Sigma Delta Chi Awards, Xposure International Photography Festival Award and the MCF Engaged Journalist Award. He participated in the 2012 World Press Photo Joop Swart Master Class, and served as a jury member in the 2016 Picture of the Year International, the 2015 World Press Photo Joop Swart Master Class and the 2013 Visa d’or award in that year’s Visa pour l’Image exhibition.

Muheisen is a member of the advisory committee for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, which is run by the International Women’s Media Foundation, and he’s on the nominating committee selecting the participants for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Master Class. In addition, he’s the founder of the Everyday Refugees project on Twitter.

Among other exhibitions, in 2013 a collection from a decade of Muheisen’s work about life in war was exhibited in the French photo festival Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, France. In 2014 his work about refugees was exhibited at the Festival des Libertés in Brussels, and work of his covering displaced people was shown in the outdoor photographic exhibition the Fence in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Boston and Houston. Most recently a selection of his work was exhibited at the 2016 Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah, UAE. (AP)

See more photos of Muhammed Muheisen’s work and our other slideshows on Yahoo News.

3

Justin Jin

Exhibits work at Visa pour L'Image

This year at the International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, Justin Jin, 2011 EF photographer, exhibited, “Zone of Absolute Discomfort” on the advance and retreat in Russia’s Arctic at Perpignan. 

Look out for 2010 EF photographer Krisanne Johnson, exhibiting “I Love You Real Fast,” on the coming of age for Swazi girls at Visa Pour Li'mage’s exhibition.  

4

LA ROBA ESTESA ARREU / LA ROPA COLGADA EN EL MUNDO (I)

Perpignan (França)

Sense deixar les curiositats de la roba a Barcelona i a la resta de l'Estat; comencem un viatge pels vestits d'arreu del món. Posem un peu al país veí, França, on trobem la roba de Perpignan. Durant el festival de fotoperiodisme “Visa pour l'Image” (al que sóc fidel) hi ha temps de fixar-se en la roba dels francesos del sud, d'aquells que encara parlen català i et somriuen quan t'escolten. La primera quinzena de setembre els carrers de Perpignan s'omplen de turistes i de càmeres de fotografia de professionals i amateurs. Tots els monuments de la ciutat (l'antinc convent, l'antiga presó, el que era l'escorxador, la torre del Castellet…) serveixen de sala d'exposicions per mostrar les millors imatges de l'any. Periodisme estàtic. No calen les paraules per explicar els temes d'actualitat, però totes les fotografies van acompanyades del text que explica quin és el tema del reportatge i quan i on es va disparar la càmera. Una cita ineludible pels qui estimem la fotografia, els crítics amb el món que ens envolta i del turisme de proximitat.

__________________________________________________________________

Sin dejar las curiosidades de la ropa en Barcelona ni del resto del Estado; empezamos un viaje por la indumentaria de algunos países del mundo. Ponemos un pie en el país vecino, Francia, donde encontramos la ropa de Pepignan. Durante el festival de fotoperiodismo “Visa pour l'Image” (al que soy fiel) hay tiempo para fijarse en la ropa de los francese del sur, esos que todavía hablan catalán y te sonrien cuando te escuchan. La primera quincena de septiembre las calles de Perpignan se llenan de turistas y cámaras de fotografía de profesionales y amateurs. Todos los monumentos de la ciudad (un antiguo convento, la antigua prisión, lo que era el matadero, la torre del Castillo…) sirven de sala de exposiciones para mostrar las mejores imágenes del año. Periodismo estático. No hacen falta palabras para explicar los temas de actualidad pero todas las fotografías van acompañadas del texto que explica cual es el tema del reportaje y cuando y donde se disparó la cámara. Una cita ineludible para los que disfrutan de la fotografía, los críticos con el mundo que nos rodea y del turismo de proximidad.

Visa pour l'image 2012,
la Mecque du…

From September 1 to 16, Perpignan will host the festival of photojournalism “Visa pour l’Image”, the annual meeting for those whose job is to provide us with images to help us better understand the world we live in.

Now in its 24th year, hundreds of thousands of strangers will descend on Perpignan to consider the state of the world. There were 209,000 visitors in 2001, nine thousand more than the previous year. It never ceases to amaze me that “Visa pour l’Image” has become the season’s most important photographic pilgrimage.

vimeo

A few years old but this interview with Mr. Jean-Francois Leroy cracked me up. His opinions on photojournalism.