Hot news, hot views!
It’s been another hot day in Perpignan and visitors to Visa pour l’Image have had plenty of keynote discussions and presentations to sharpen their visual skills.
Down in the Canon Space, CPS technicians have already handled over 300 pieces of equipment, from clean and checks on cameras (hands up who owns the original and still perfectly functioning EOS 5D, CPS salutes you!) to lens cleaning and tightening. Last year at Visa someone arrived with an old Canon F-1. Will anyone arrive with anything older...?
Queues were stretched around the second floor again this morning as photographers waited to sign in to 2e Bureau for their agency reviews in the Agency floor. The numbers this year are very high and serve as a useful barometer for the state of the industry and if you are a fan of Pokémon Go, there are reports of Krabby the crab in the Palais des Congrès, to keep you amused while you wait for your appointment... Certainly there seemed to be no shortage of fresh talent waiting to be discovered, as echoed by Jean-François Leroy’s interview with us earlier in the week.
The Visa pour l’Image bookshop at La Poudrière continued to attract visitors, with special signings taking place in the afternoon with Niels Ackermann and Jocelyn Bain Hogg who were both signing their latest books. Tomorrow more signings will be taking place, including photojournalist Paula Bronstein who will be signing her incredible book: ‘Afghanistan, Between Hope and Fear’ published by the University of Texas Press. On Saturday Canon Explorer Magnus Wennman will be signing his book of World Press Photo Award-winning images ‘Where the Children Sleep’. Be sure to arrive early to get to the front of the queue – signings for both day's events start at 4pm local time.
Popping in to connect with Canon was photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik who, along with many other members of the Ambassadors Programme, was keen to discover the capabilities of the new EOS 5D Mark IV. If you would like to be one of the first to try before you buy, there is still time to book yourself into the superb Ziv Koren low-light workshop and take one away for the night!