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Posted on September 4, 2009 by Alexandra Avakian

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Hello again from Visa pour L'image international photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. Visa pour L'image is one of my photographic homes, and I am deeply pleased to be exhibiting here again. Terrific shows abound with the photojournalists such as Eugene Richards, the late Francois Demulder, Abbas, David Burnett, Massimo Berutti, Dominic Nahr, Walter Astrada, and more. Wednesday I was honored to be a judge on the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Association grant. They were dear friends of mine.

Then we had a lovely, long luncheon given by Canon for the exhibiting photojournalists. I gave a gallery talk to about two hundred people from many countries and walks of life, that afternoon. The turnout for the festival has been just huge.

Thursday there was another wonderful luncheon given by ICP. Jean-Francois Leroy received the Chevalier (Knight) of the Order of Arts and Literature Last night. Then, the National Geographic cocktail party was hosted by Susan Smith and Maura Mulvihill, in a slight breeze near the flying buttresses of an ancient church. Afterwards, as always, everyone went to the nightly projections.

Busy with lots of media interviews back to back. Yesterday I did a book signing of Windows of the Soul, and gallery talk in front of my exhibit as well. Sold the books out. ELLE gave a gorgeous little party at the Couvant des Minimes. Today there is a party on the beach given by Paris Match.

Professional Week at Visa pour L'image is ending this weekend and we'll all jet off in different directions. But first there will be a lovely dinner by the sea Sunday night. Next week the shows open to the general public.

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