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“America, Again” is a year-long project by the photographers of VII, an exploration of some of the most important issues facing American voters as they head to the polls on November 3rd. This is Chapter 2: The Environment, which includes an essay by author Simon Winchester, reflecting on some of the global and political complexities of environmental issues and America’s role in it all.

This chapter includes five photo stories by Zackary Canepari, Ashley Gilbertson, Ed Kashi, Espen Rasmussen, John Stanmeyer, and Sara Terry.

About “America, Again”: Exactly one year before voters go to the polls on November 3, 2020 — and three months before Iowans gather for their caucuses — VII launched the first chapter of our year-long collective election coverage, “America, Again.”

This project emerged among a few of the VII photographers with the intention of focusing attention on the issues that will dominate the U.S. election. The VII Foundation and VII Academy have stepped in to support the project in recognition of the importance of critical and independent storytelling in civic discourse. We will produce stories on material issues that people worldwide are wrangling with, not only Americans. We’ll cover issues that are used to divide us, and that allow populist politicians to undermine the values that are foundational to our societies.

For the first time, Christopher Morris and Ron Haviv will speak together about their images from the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. Moderated in conversation by War Photo Limited director Wade Goddard, the discussion will touch on some of the most famous images of the various wars and the stories behind them.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on November 19, 2019, at 7 PM at CineStar ZagrebClick here for more information. 
sarajevo vii academy seminar

Our partner, the VII Academy, is pleased to announce the first class of the Sarajevo seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice 2019 / 2020 dedicated to young professional photographers from the wider Balkan region. Over a period of nine months, this interdisciplinary seminar will be led by instructors and VII Photo Agency members Dr. Paul Lowe and Ziyah Gafic and will be complemented with a series of sessions by leading journalists, designers, writers, editors, and photographers.

The open call for the seminar starts on July 15, 2019, with a deadline of August 17, 2019. Selected participants will be notified by August 24, 2019. Free to scholarship recipients.

Pierre & Alexandra Boulat
After 4 years behind bars, Magalie is free. Reims, October 11, 2018. © Axelle de Russé – Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant 2019

Axelle de Russé / Studio Hans Lucas has been named the 2019 winner of the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award for her project “Dehors.”

In France, women represent 3.6% of the prison population. An invisible minority, ostracized and isolated, their reintegration is an obstacle course. “Dehors” explores their life on the “outside.”

The prize, worth 8,000 euros, will be awarded to de Russé during the screening evening at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan on Thursday, September 5.

Members of the jury were:

  • Dimitri Beck – Polka magazine
  • Jacques Graf – Photographer
  • Romain Lacroix – Paris Match
  • Caroline Laurent-Simon – Journalist
  • Delphine Lelu – Images Evidence

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