About the CIP

Ever since its first edition in 1989, Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan Festival has defended and encouraged the work of photojournalists. The CIP aims to consolidate the festival’s heritage by defending, promoting and developing all forms of photojournalism as a vital tool to preserve our collective memory, witness and record history as it unfolds before us, and defend the freedom of expression across the world.

The CIP’s goals are to:

Build an archive of photojournalism across the ages that is accessible internationally.

Host an extensive collection of photojournalistic work for purposes of research, based online or, for non-digital material, in specially fitted archival storage spaces.

Initiate and support projects that promote photojournalism:  publications, exhibitions, multimedia products, conferences and workshops.

Implement education programs about images.

Iconic images of the CIP archive

The CIP team

The CIP is managed by a board of volunteers and run by a team of municipal officers in Perpignan

CIP partners

The CIP was founded by the Visa pour l'Image festival organisers. We keep tight links with this major international photojournalism event.





Support the CIP

Become our partner or sponsor to help us promote our unique photojournalism historical archive. Supporting the CIP entitles you to tax returns (for residents in France only) and many other advantages.

Contact us

Visit us

Centre International du Photojournalisme
24 rue Rabelais - 66600 Perpignan, France
Phone: +33 4 68 62 38 00