25th anniversary of Visa Pour l'Image: A glimpse of some exhibiting photographers and their work

The 25th Anniversary of Visa Pour l'Image held in Perpignan, France begins August 31 until September 15, 2013. Along with awards, seminars and live projections every evening, the city of Perpignan plays host to exhibitions of some of the finest work in the world of photojournalism.
Here is a glimpse of some of the exhibits and the photojournalists behind them.

Muhammed Muheisen / The Associated Press
Abir Abdullah / European Pressphoto Agency
Darcy Padilla / Agence Vu
Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
Rafael Sanchez Fabrés
Sara Lewkowicz / Reportage by Getty Images
Sebastiano Tomada / Sipa Press
Michael Nichols / National Geographic
Phil Moore / Agence France Presse

For more Visa coverage see:
At Visa pour l'Image, proof that photojournalism isn't dead (including interview with Visa founder, Jean-François Leroy)

Life Goes On….

An anti-government protestor reacts as he and other demonstrators shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen on March 1, 2011. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP)

Life Goes On….

Life Goes On….

Pakistani boys gather by a vendor selling tropical fish on his bicycle on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP)

Life Goes On….

A Syrian man feeds his daughter while sitting in front of his partly damaged house, in Azaz, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP)

Life Goes On….

A Pakistani child, Shahryar Ameer, 2, the son of a fruit vendor, sleeps on his father's cart, on a roadside on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, early Monday, July 2, 2012. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP)

Life Goes On….

Syrian boys, whose family fled their home in Idlib, walk to their tent, at a camp for displaced Syrians, in the village of Atmeh, Syria, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP)

Life Goes On….

Photographer, Muhammed Muheisen.

The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing: Dangers in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

A view of the premises following a devastating fire at the Tazreen Fashions Limited garments factory, where the death toll rose to 121 and hundreds were injured, at Nischintapur, Savar outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 25 November 2012. Reports state on 17 December 2012 that an official inquiry into a factory fire in Bangladesh into the blaze was an act of sabotage. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

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The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing: Dangers in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Bangladeshi civilians help firefighters to extinguish a fire at a shopping mall at New Market area, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20 February 2009. More than 25 people were injured including fire fighters and garment workers. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing: Dangers in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Aysa Begum cries in front of her burnt shanty after a fire raced through a slum at Symoli in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 May 2012. At least 150 shanties were completely destroyed. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing: Dangers in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

A fireman attempts to extinguish a fire at Kung Keng textile factory, in Export Processing Zone, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 August 2005. Unsafe working conditions have led to repeated accidents. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing: Dangers in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Fire fighters carry an injured person during the rescue operation. Four persons died and got injured according to a fire service report at Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 25 February 2007. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing: Dangers in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Photographer, Abir Abdullah.

Everything's going to be OK

I first met Julie Baird on February 28, 1993. Julie stood in the lobby of the Ambassador Hotel with an 8 day-old baby in her arms. Julie and her then partner Jack were HIV positive. Julie said, "Rachael has given us a reason to live." San Francisco 1993 (Photo by Darcy Padilla/Agence VU)

Everything is going to be OK

Everything is going to be OK

The doctor holds Elyssa for Julie to see. Anchorage 2008. Darcy Padilla/Agence Vu

Everything is going to be OK

Julie and Jason at home with Elyssa. For the first time Julie has a home, a crib, clothes for her baby, and family support. Palmer, Alaska 2008. Darcy Padilla/Agence Vu

Everything is going to be OK

Julie died on September 27, 2010. She was 36. Elyssa, 3, plays in the backyard by herself. Alaska 2011. Darcy Padilla/Agence Vu

Everything is going to be OK

Since Julie's death Jason worries about Elyssa. In November 2011, he reunited with his adoptive family whom he had not seen in 16 years. They wanted to help Jason and Elyssa. Alaska 2011. Darcy Padilla/Agence Vu

Everything is going to be OK

Photographer Darcy Padilla

Pacification

A youth jumps down a stairway with the word "peace" written on the wall, in the Shantytown of Rocinha, the biggest slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 22, 2012.  (Photo by Rafael Sanchez Fabrés)

Pacification

While preparing for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been implementing an innovative safety program called UPP, Police Pacification Unit. UPP's are permanent police posts installed in the Favelas, the sprawling shantytowns that house hundreds of thousands of the city residents. Their mission is to maintain control of Favela territory once the local drug trade has been expelled. While many believe that UPP's have helped quell violence by opening the doors of the Favelas to public services such as legal electricity supply, garbage collection, education, public works and social assistance program, others see the Pacification Program as a temporary cover-up to security problems in Rio de Janeiro. When the Olympics end up in 2016, they say, everything will be what it was.  - The ultimate goal of this work is to conduct an objective portrait of how the protagonists of this story (Military Police, inhabitants of the Favleas, drug dealers and ordinary citizens) deal with the effects of this Pacification.

Pacification

Several teenagers play soccer in Rocinha, the biggest shantytown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 26, 2012. (Photo by Rafael Sanchez Fabrés)

Pacification

UPP soldier Annunciacçâo searches two teeneagers suspected of posessing drugs, in the shantytown of Sao Carlos, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 17, 2012. (Photo by Rafael Sanchez Fabrés)

Pacification

A horse runs away from a Riot Police officer, while he patrols during the Occupation of one shantytown who belongs to the group of slums called Complexo de Alemao, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 26, 2012.
 (Photo by Rafael Sanchez Fabrés)

Pacification

UPP Soldiers Queiroz, Neris, Ferreira and L.Guedes from the 2nd UPP of the 4th Military Police Battalion inspect the overview of the favela of Sao Carlos from a waste ground know as Larguinho, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 28, 2012. (Photo by Rafael Sanchez Fabrés)

Pacification

Photographer, Rafael Sanchez Fabrés.

Shane and Maggie: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

Maggie and Shane took a rare night out alone together, singing karaoke at a local bar. (Photo by Sara Lewkowicz/ Reportage by Getty Images)

Shane and Maggie: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

Shane and Maggie met through Shane's sister over a year ago, when Maggie was living next door to her. They began dating after Shane was released from his most recent stint in prison. Shane began exhibiting controlling behavior early in the relationship, but Maggie said she felt she could help Shane overcome his personal demons and addictions. One night in November, their relationship exploded into violence, in an incident that left Maggie with marks on her neck and Shane in jail.I am reconstructing their relationship from its beginnings, through the episode of abuse that led to Shane’s arrest, and continuing through to Maggie’s current life in Alaska, where she is trying to reconcile with the father of her children. I want to explore domestic violence as a process that involves the grooming of and breaking down of the victim over time, as opposed to merely an isolated incident. It is my intention to use this story to examine the larger patterns of behavior that allow abuse to occur.

Shane and Maggie: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

After a night out at a local bar in Lancaster, Maggie left after becoming jealous of another woman flirting with Shane. Upon arriving home, Shane flew into a rage, angry that Maggie had "abandoned him" at the bar, and he screamed that Maggie had betrayed him, at one point accusing his friend of trying to pursue her sexually. As Shane and Maggie continued to fight, Memphis ran into the room and refused to leave Maggie's side. Shane continued to scream in Maggie's face as Memphis wedged herself between them. At some point, the toddler had stopped crying and began trying to soothe her weeping mother. (Photo by Sara Lewkowicz/ Reportage by Getty Images)

Shane and Maggie: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

The couple had argued the previous evening, and in an apparent attempt to make amends, Zane had offered to paint Maggie's toenails. Despite having a negligable amount of experience painting nails, Zane made a good faith effort to do a presentable job. They didn't exchange many words, and they didn't discuss the argument or offer apologies or excuses. They simply sat as a movie played in the background and seemed to revel in the quietness and intimacy of the small moment of peace they were sharing. (Photo by Sara Lewkowicz/ Reportage by Getty Images)

Shane and Maggie: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

Maggie sat in front of her best friend Amy's house and smoked the morning after the assault, while Kayden and Amy's daughter Olivia, three, played in the window. Maggie faces a new set of challenges in the coming months. She's decided to move to Alaska to be closer with her estranged husband and father of her children. Shane is facing five to 17 years in prison for domestic battery and violating his probation. (Photo by Sara Lewkowicz/ Reportage by Getty Images)

Shane and Maggie: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

The decision to move to Alaska was made quickly after the incident, and Maggie and the children moved into an apartment with Zane inside of a month. The couple had limited funds, and the children slept on a futon together for their first several months. (Photo by Sara Lewkowicz/ Reportage by Getty Images)

Shane and Maggie: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

Photographer, Sara Lewkowicz. (Photo by Melissa Golden)

Life and Death in Aleppo

In Aleppo, a wounded child holds the hand of his father after being treated by the small staff of a medical facility. Aleppo, Syria. September 30, 2012. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Sipa Press)

Life and Death in Aleppo

Battle had been raging since July of 2012 between government forces and insurgents of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Medical centers treating casualties in rebel-held districts became a target of the military, forcing doctors to work from an undercover network of clinics and hospitals, one of them being the Dar al-Shifa hospital. Once a private clinic owned by a businessman loyal to President Bashar Assad, Dar al-Shifa became a field hospital run by volunteer doctors, nurses and aides united by their opposition to the regime and the need to give medical care to both civilians and rebels. After covering the Syrian revolution in Idlib and along the border between Syria and Lebanon, Sebastiano Tomada shifted his attention inside of Aleppo where he began covering the major advances and losses of the Free Syrian Army. With a focus on daily life and the medical conditions of a city under siege, Sebastiano brings us the cruel reality of the men, women and children who continue to live in the besieged city of Aleppo. From the make-shift front lines to the lives of those who have lost their homes, this report poignantly documents the situations of the wounded, the difficulty of accessing health care and the precariousness of relief provision structures exposed to a war that has no end in sight. (Sebastiano Tomada/Sipa Press)

Life and Death in Aleppo

During a kinetic firefight with forces loyal to Bashar Al Assad's regime, a wounded member of Free Syrian Army is carried away from one of Aleppo's front lines. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Sipa Press)

Life and Death in Aleppo

In Aleppo, the body of a severely wounded civilian is carried outside of Dar Al Chifa's hospital with the intention of being transported to Turkey were he can receive the proper medical treatment necessary to save his life. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Sipa Press)

Life and Death in Aleppo

The body of a wounded civilian is escorted to a hospital in the city of Aleppo. Aleppo, Syria. October 4, 2012. (Photo by Sebastiano Tomada/Sipa Press)