With the support of the Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs

Times change and the nature of war too.
Between the Vietnam war, covered by photographers who were incorporated into the American army with officer status, and the war in Syria, where photographers are considered to be prime targets, the status of war photographers has diminished dramatically. In the wake of the collapse of the print market, newspapers and magazines no longer commission photo reports from conflict zones, and we have to rely on the faith and audacity of a very small number of war photographers to provide us with precious accounts of events which have become almost invisible.
To better understand these changes in the profession and the nature of war photography, you are invited to meet three photographers from different generations in a debate organised by Alain Frilet of the Paroles de Photographes (Photographers in Words) organisation. We are delighted to welcome Patrick Chauvel, who has been covering international affairs for more than 40 years and whose reputation and talent shine out in every one of his stories; Alvaro Canovas, a photographer for Paris Match who has been covering international conflicts for more than 25 years, and Laurence Geai, a young photographer who has decided to pick up the baton from the older generation and has just spent several weeks in the occupied