VII is proud to announce the VII Tutor Program — a collaborative educational project with Officine Fotografiche – Milano.
Beginning in early 2018, the VII Tutor Program will be divided into five cycles throughout the next two years and will be taught by five member photographers. Each cycle will take place at the Officine Fotografiche branch in Milan.
Established in 2001, Officine Fotografiche, with offices in Rome and Milan, is one of the major points of reference in Italy for the wide distribution and exposure of photography through training programs at all levels and the FotoLeggendo Festival that celebrated its thirteenth edition this year.
More information about the program will be released soon.
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Photo by Tomas Van Houtryve / VII
In March of 2018, VII photographers will convene in Barcelona, Spain for their annual meeting. On this occasion, from March 26 – 28, 2018, the agency will hold a 3-day photography workshop with Eyes in Progress at the Catalan Civic Center Casa Golferichs in the heart of Barcelona, Spain.
This will be the second edition of this event which first took place in 2016 and gathered 40 international and local students. In 2018, the workshop will be open to 60 participants.
The VII photographers will share their professional experiences and work with students in order to help them improve photographic narrative and photojournalism skills. The program will be punctuated by seminars, editing, shooting sessions and individual meetings.
“VII is thrilled to announce a new education initiative. ‘VII All At Once’ is the latest program in our two-decade commitment to the transfer of knowledge and mentoring which have been core objectives of the Agency since it was founded in 2001. The photographers of VII meet only once a year and we are delighted that in March 2018 we will have the opportunity to renew our relationship with Barcelona and to work in partnership with the community through Centre Cívic Casa Golferichs.” — Gary Knight, VII Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board.
As soon as you’ve completed your application form, you can book your editing sessions and one-on-one. During those three days, there will be:
Each VII photographer will talk about a specific theme around photojournalism and narrative photography.
The VII photographer works with groups of three to four people (maximum) on the editing and sequencing of one or several given photographic series (projected on screen or prints laid on a table).
The VII photographer works individually with a participant on any kind of subject: coahcing/mentoring, career, project in progress, photographer attitude, editing, etc.
The VII photographer works with a group of participants on shooting techniques.
Civic Center CASA GOLFERICHS is a cultural institution located in the hear of Eixample district in Barcelona, which focuses on technology and photography.
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Thank you to everyone who submitted applications. The open call is now closed.
New members will be notified by October 15, 2017. If you have further questions, please contact email@example.com.
Thank you for considering VII.
© Romain Laurendeau, 2017 Recipient of the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award
The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award, sponsored for a third time by the LaScam (socie?te? civile des auteurs multimedia), has selected Romain Laurendeau as the 2017 grant winner.
The award of €8000 is designed to help a photographer carry out an original reporting project. It will be presented to Laurendeau at the evening show in Perpignan on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
The winner was chosen by a jury for his report on the secret and clandestine places in Algeria where young people experience freedom in all its forms, far from the gaze of society and its dangerous stigmatization.
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To celebrate the agency’s fifteen year anniversary, VII is offering a very special edition of our VII print sale: iconic prints.
For this print sale, every member of the agency has selected one of their most iconic images including work from Ron Haviv’s Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal; Antonin Kratochvil’s Broken Dream; and Ashley Gilbertson’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Each 8×10 photograph is hand-signed by the photographer. They are printed on museum grade archival C-Type paper at New York City’s top photographic lab and are beautifully backed and sleeved in fully archival materials. Each print is embossed with the VII logo, and comes with a certificate of authenticity printed on museum quality acid-free paper.
These remarkable images will not be offered again by our photographers in a small print sale – there will not be another chance to own one of these important images at this price.
In addition, to celebrate this special anniversary, VII is offering a full box set of all eighteen images. Prints will be presented in a specially made fully archival box, with the VII logo on the front panel. The cost of a box set is $1500.
The sale begins on May 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT and concludes on June 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT.
The photographers of VII have relentlessly chronicled modern history and been present at most of the world’s conflicts since the early 1980s. Since the agency’s inception on September 10, 2001, VII has been deeply committed to communicating vital stories of those affected by social injustices and uprooted by war. With integrity at the core of its mission, VII has continuously been documenting the world that we live in.
All proceeds from this print sale will go towards advancing the agencies core mission: truth and justice.
The prints will be sent using United States Postal Service using certified mail and will take between three to four weeks from the end of the sale to arrive. Box sets, custom made to order, will be shipped using the same service and will arrive approximately four to five weeks after the sale concludes.
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