Often harrowing images

by Kelvin Smith

Each year Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan shows often harrowing and sometimes hopeful photographs from around the world.  2015 is no exception and the collections of Lynsey Addario and Giulio Piscitelli are particularly relevant to the news of refugees from Syria.  Is it right that the intimate lives of the world’s poor and dispossessed are exhibited in such a place? Do they help us understand, and act in solidarity?  Are images more powerful than the endless words?

The event is closing this weekend but many images can be seen on the website of Visa pour l’Image.  You decide.