Swansea College of Art students win places at Visa pour l’Image in France


Three Photojournalism & Documentary Photography students from UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art have won places at a three-day workshop at "Visa pour l’Image" as Canon's guest in Perpignan, France in September.

Visa pour l'Image is the premier International Festival of Photojournalism. The festival is a unique event where the students will join industry professionals and view the greatest photojournalist work from around the world in exhibitions across the city.

Kaylee Francis (Year 1), Antonia Osuji (Year 2) and Chloe Davies (Year 3) are among the 25 UK students selected and will have the opportunity to learn skills from industry leaders, network with photography professionals and have their portfolios reviewed by inspirational Canon Ambassadors. Visa pour l’Image offers the photography community unrivalled opportunities to exchange creative ideas, develop new relationships and enjoy a range of captivating lectures and seminars.

Each student will travel to Perpignan with their flight, accommodation and meals paid for by Canon. Organized activities will include guided tours of exhibitions, practical workshops, evening screenings and networking opportunities.

Caroline Thraves Head of the School of Fine and Media Arts at Swansea College, UWTSD said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Kaylee, Antonia and Chloe have won an all-expenses-paid, three-day workshop at "Visa pour l’Image" as Canon's guest in Perpignan, France in September. This demonstrates that our students are leading the way in photography and further cements the strong links that Swansea College of Art has with industry.”

UWTSD’s Executive Head of Information Technology & Systems, James Cale said: “UWTSD’s Information Technology & Systems team are very pleased that our work with Canon has resulted in this opportunity for three of our students. When UWTSD appointed Canon as our preferred MFD and Print Management supplier, we were impressed by the value add aspects on offer within the bid and it is great to see these come to fruition.”


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