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Leading sponsor to demonstrate latest range of products and solutions.

Canon has confirmed its continued commitment to photographic creativity with the announcement of its activity programme at Visa pour I’Image 2012, the festival of photojournalism held annually in Perpignan, France.

In addition to demonstrating its leading range of services to photographers at this year’s festival, Canon will also be celebrating the 25th year of the award-winning EOS System. Favoured by professionals across the globe, EOS is long-established as one of the world’s most comprehensive photographic system, offering photographers quality, performance and creative flexibility. Canon has consistently celebrated the work of photojournalists at Visa pour l’Image throughout the festival’s 23 year history, using its capacity as principle sponsor to:

Canon has also confirmed that it will again curate a line-up of leading photographic and industry professionals, who will deliver presentations and seminars on a variety of topics, including their own stories and images. Projects from the Canon Female Photojournalist Award winners in 2011 and 2012 will be presented as part of the seminar programme, giving visitors a chance to understand the journey and inspiration behind the winning images. The latest photography equipment, techniques and technology will also be covered. This presentation programme will take place in the Palais des Congrès, with the full line-up to be announced on the Canon Professional Network website ( and the Visa pour I’Image site ( in the coming weeks.

Canon Female Photojournalist Award

At Visa pour l’image 2012, Canon and the French Association of Female Journalists (AFJ), in partnership with Le Figaro Magazine, will be presenting Sarah Caron with the Canon Female Photojournalist Award for 2012. She will receive a grant of €8,000 during an award ceremony to be held on Saturday, September 8th. The grant will go towards her proposed project about the Pashtun women in Pakistan, who are victims of segregation due to the rising religious extremism. All entrants have been judged on both previous works and their plans for a future project. As with previous years, the recipient of the 2011 award, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, will also be showcasing her report on Afrikaner teenagers in post-Apartheid South Africa at this year’s event.

For more information about Visa pour l’Image, photographers and enthusiasts can visit