Tonight I have a screening of "Georgia: In the shadow of the bear" at Perpignan. The selection and slideshow was made sometime before I completed the last part of the work by the people at Visa. When I got back from finishing the work I contacted Visa to see if they could replace some of the images with the newer ones. Not such a difficult task, but no it wasn't possible, the slideshow had been produced and that was that. So much for championing photojournalism and the integrity of the work and the author. I was going to pull the work but I wasn't the only one involved, I had to think of the position that would leave my French agency in, so left the decision to them.
Georgia June 2009