The VINCENNES IMAGES FESTIVAL or VIF, and known in English as the PARIS-VINCENNES AMATEUR GOING PRO PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, is a bi annual festival held in Vincennes, France, which aims to highlight the Best Amateur photographers rewarding them and opening them a door to access the professional world and maybe the missing step to be on stage and start the road of a successful Photography career. Access to the event is free. As a consequence the audience is very large.
Founded in 2015 by its President Jeff Ropars, this biennale was born in the largest Photography Club of France (Vincennes images). It is supported by the contribution of 140 volunteers, the support of many partners and a close collaboration with all the staff of the city of Vincennes.
The VINCENNES IMAGES FESTIVAL or
GOING PRO PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL gives to all a full experience of discovery, learning, contesting, exhibiting and so on.
VINCENNES IMAGES FESTIVAL
During the time of the Festival, Vincennes, historic city of Photography vibrates to the rhythm of this event: exhibitions, conferences, workshops, Brand Village, professional meetings and so many talks ! The festival
transforms the city in a vast photographic gallery and takes residence everywhere in the City Center: in streets, on walls, in gardens and within the City Hall.
As a flagship contest of the Festival, the main competition rewards 15 winners from a selection of more than 400 entries. In the 2019 edition candidates will have to convince the jury with a series of 10 amazing pictures on the following theme: HOMO SAPIENS 2019. Call for entries was open until the 10th of March.
AN EXCEPTIONAL JURY
2015 Edition : Reza, Oliver Rath, Nikos Aliagas, Laurence Boy, Claudie Rocard-Laperrousaz, Pierre-Anthony Allard
Yann Artus Bertrand, Caroline Faccioli, Guillaume Noury, Gérard Uferas, Grégoire Korganow and Gabrielle Lazure
2019 Edition :
Lee Jeffries, Vincent Perez, Kyriakos Kaziras, Nathalie Atlan Landaburu (Hegoa gallery) and Olivier Zolger
We were also honored with the visits of prestigious photographers like Sabine Weiss, Matthieu Ricard and Josef Koudelka.