International Photoreporter Festival 2014
A photojournalism festival in France is highlighting great work while trying to figure out a new business model for a struggling field. For about fifteen years, it has been common to say that photojournalism faces a crisis. It is indeed becoming more and more difficult for professionnal photographers to get the material resources to practice their job. The economic crisis in the press sector and the development of digital publishing have undermined the economic model of the field. The vanishing of photos agencies that used to make France one of the biggest places of photojournalism gives evidence of this observation. The topic rises quite a lot of questions, but few solutions in perspective. The festival aims to bring some answers.