Visa Pour L’Image Decides Not to Show World Press Photo Winners

Jean Francois Leroy has the World Press Photo competition winners will not be shown at Visa Pour L’Image at Perpignan this year.

The photojournalists we want to represent do not call upon their cousins to fornicate in a car. The photojournalists we want to put forward do not add a flash in a humvee in order to bring to light the face of a soldier in Iraq. The photojournalists whose work we are proud to present do not ask their subject to take off their shirt, and light them up with studio equipment to make them resemble a Dutch painting. No more than they would show an Alzheimer patient’s pillbox to speak about the excess of psychiatric drugs.

… But the values we stand for are non-negotiable.

Mark E. Johnson

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