Thursday, June 7, 2007

Off to Recharge My Batteries

The French, they have Visa pour l'image, known to most just as Perpignan (for the city where it's held each year), which is a gathering of top photographers and photo editors from around the world. Closer to home, we have what is the first of it's kind in North America - what I think will be the US version of Perpignan - Festival of The Photograph, in Charlottesville Virginia June 7th through the 9th.

With Charlottesville only about 3 hours away, I'd be foolish not to be there, in what is being billed as three days of peace, love, and photography, how can you go wrong? Who doesn't need some extra peace and love?


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Photography is dead; who cares what the festival is called or where it is being held.

With the bean counters clearly in charge of editiorial outlets; I'm sure that the only people that will be giving any photographers any love will be the clients who think that you'll accept WMFH or spec. jobs.

But then again with photojournalists being there, I'm sure that they will greedly globble up whatever they think might help their slowly evaporating careers irregardless to what monies are being offered.

So go ahead, enjoy the love that will be spread at the Festival of The Photograph; upon your return please give us a full report and let us know how much these Editors really love us.

Colin M. Lenton said...

Wow, thanks anonymous for brightening my day.

Anonymous said...

i think the event is exactly what's been missing, or at least what's been ignored and that's the passion part of photography. CS3 and Lightroom lectures just aren't that condusive to expressions of that kind, you know beautiful images of consistent thought.. Great balance to all the tech stuff.

GothamTomato said...

Wow, I wish I'd heard about this before. I would have loved to have gone!

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