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.
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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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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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VII is pleased to announce that Furkan Temir has joined its lauded VII Mentor Program, an educational initiative launched in 2008 to provide professional development for emerging photographers whom VII consider to be amongst the brightest new talents in the industry.
From the over 300 applicants from more than 30 countries, Furkan joins Arnau Bach, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Luisa Dorr, Mojgan Ghanbari and Esa Ylijaasko in the most recent class to be voted in by VII members.
Furkan will be mentored by Stefano De Luigi for a period of two years to build and develop necessary skills, expand his professional practice and help broaden his professional world by building relationships with editors, publishers and galleries.
About Furkan Temir
Furkan Temir is a self-taught photographer and artist born in 1995 in a small town in Eastern Turkey. After spending his childhood and adolescence in his town, he earned a scholarship for the Department of Cinema in State University and moved to Istanbul. By that time, he had developed an interest in photojournalism and traveled many times across Turkey and abroad for his projects. He combines different techniques of painting, video, photography, and installation to create works focused on minorities in the Middle East.
Temir’s photos have been published in The New York Times, TIME, CNN Photo Blog, Stern, Paris Match and The Guardian. He also had solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Italy, France, and Turkey. He lives in Istanbul.
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Congratulations to Danny Wilcox Frazier, VII Member, and Poulomi Basu of the VII Mentor Program, who have been named recipients of the 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grant, a program that supports independent photographers to produce in-depth and creative stories on underreported issues.
This year’s grants are made in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund expanding the support for photographers working on critical issues in their home regions, specifically within Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Grantees were selected by an independent editorial committee from a pool of 140 photographers nominated by 26 international editors, curators, and educators. “I anticipate this group of visual artists will produce transcendent and extraordinary photography in 2016 and well beyond. They are a remarkable group of talented, diverse, and devoted people,” said editorial committee member James Wellford.
Danny Wilcox Frazier: “Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie” (United States)
Since 2003, I have photographed the impact of depopulation on rural communities across the Midwest and Great Plains. Nationally, rural communities have lost more than 12 million people since 2000. The most recent census puts its share of the nation’s population at just 16% – the lowest in recorded history and down from 72% a century ago. My photographs do not shy away from the economic struggles many people face in rural communities due to out-migration. More importantly though, this project recognizes and celebrates those individuals working to maintain their culture and identity in these forgotten communities.
Poulomi Basu “A Ritual of Exile: Blood Speaks” (Nepal)
A Ritual of Exile documents the dangerous rituals and practices, which subjugate women throughout South Asia under the guise of religion. This project details the practice of Chhaupadi in remote western Nepal, where menstruating women are exiled to makeshift huts for the superstitious beliefs that their blood is impure. A perpetuated human rights violation to women, it strips them of their dignity and treats them like animals. They are untouchables. A polluting agent to be feared and shunned, their touch will bring calamity and sickness to men, even to animals.