VII is pleased to announce the 25 participants selected for the 2018-19 VII Masterclass in Warsaw.
- Shamsan Anders, Germany
- Katarzyna Bodora, Poland
- Jacob Borden, USA
- Sandra Buschow, Germany
- Krystal Campbell, Canada
- Andrew Cullen, USA
- Mariaelena Di Giovanni, Italy
- Anton Gautama, Indonesia
- Anna Gondek-Grodkiewicz, Poland
- Yulia Grigoryants , France
- Sayan Hazra, India
- Jacek Konieczny, Poland
- Gioia Kuss, USA
- David Latoszewski, USA/Poland
- Giovanni Lo Curto, Italy/Germany
- Mateusz Matuszczak, Poland
- Rashah McChesney, USA
- Robert C Newman, USA
- Ty O’Neil, USA
- Kristi Odom, USA
- Darek Przeczek, Poland
- Clea Rekhou, France/Thailand
- Prin Rodriguez, Peru
- Joshua Sternlicht, USA/Germany
- Michal Zielinski, Poland
The first of three Masterclass sessions began yesterday in Warsaw, led by VII Masters Stefano De Luigi and Maciek Nabrdalik, and tutors Ed Kashi and Maggie Steber.
For more information on VII educational programs, click here.
Congratulations to Jérôme Sessini, 2018 recipient of The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award for his project on the Opioid Crisis in the USA.
The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award, supported by LaScam (société civile des auteurs multimedia) for the fourth year, is designed to help a photographer carry out an original reporting project through a €8000 endowment.
Sessini will be presented with this award at the evening show in Perpignan, during the festival Visa pour l’Image, on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
by Ashley Gilbertson / VII for UNICEF
Two years ago, Aleksey was heading to the pond when he picked up an object that had fallen from a passing military convoy. He thought it was a pen, he said, until it exploded up in his hand. “My first feeling was shock and pain,” Aleksey says, “I looked down and saw the fingers were hanging from my hand. My whole life changed. I can’t chop the wood, it’s hard to tie the fishing line, and it’s hard to set the traps to catch animals. Sometimes I’m getting upset up until the moment when I break into tears.” This is Europe today.
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Maggie Steber spoke to Ben Smith on A Small Voice Podcast about changing career directions, education, Haiti, the warrior ethos, and her alter ego, “Lily LaPalma.”
Nichole Sobecki was awarded silver in the “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (P×3) “Feature Story” category for her project “A Climate for Conflict.”
Tomas van Houtryve appeared as a guest judge on SKYTV’s Master of Photography. Stay tuned this season for more guest appearances by VII photographers.
The Open Call for the VII Masterclass in Warsaw ended today. Selected participants will be notified directly, and their names will be published on the VII Masterclass webpage and VII Photo Agency’s social media accounts before the beginning of the Masterclass. Check out more upcoming workshops below!
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VII Agency is pleased to report that we will be honored by the Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) at its 2018 Spring Photography Auction and Party on June 5, at Aperture Gallery, 47 West 27th Street in New York City. JHP is a New York City-based charity dedicated to helping underserved communities to express themselves through photography, working with disabled military veterans, youth at risk and from new immigrant and refugee families among others. JHP was awarded the 2017 Lucie Humanitarian Award, the first non-profit organization to be given this prestigious honor. Both of our organizations believe in the power of partnership, cooperative effort, and of photography to transform lives.