Category: Awards

Overseas Press Club President’s Award

Photo by Maggie Steber / VII.

The Overseas Press Club of America has announced their annual award winners, including VII Emeritus Member Maggie Steber

Maggie, a 1988 OPC Award winner, who has worked in 64 countries during her career focusing on humanitarian, cultural and social stories, has received the OPC President’s Award.

“Maggie Steber’s body of work shows that dedication to the pursuit of stories and journalistic ideals is worthwhile and noble and has a profound impact on the audience and the subjects of the work,” said Pancho Bernasconi, president, Overseas Press Club of America. 

The OPC Awards will be live-streamed on April 18, 2019. Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron will deliver the keynote address and the evening’s emcee will be NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.

Photo by Mathias Svold

Congratulations to Mathias Svold of the VII Mentor Program for being named Photographer of the Year in Denmark!

This photo is from a story about the people who live along the Whanganui River in New Zealand, made on assignment for National Geographic. Jack Cashmore is resting after he has hunted and killed a stag deer that he carried up a hill in Owhango, New Zealand. He uses the deer for food and it’s skin.

 

Flint Town has received an IDA award nomination for Limited Series and a Cinema Eye Honors nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Series for Broadcast. Directed by Zackary Canepari and Jessica Dimmock of VII, and Drea Cooper, the whole 8-part series can be streamed on Netflix worldwide.

Earlier this month, Flint Town was nominated for two Critic’s Choice Awards — Best Documentary Series and Best Political Documentary.

In the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, Flint Town takes an intimate look at the state of policing in America through the lens of the Flint Police Department. Flint, Michigan, is consistently named one of the most violent cities in America and the community is still grappling with the cover-up of a citywide water contamination, leading to a massive distrust in law enforcement officials. Over the course of eight episodes, filmmakers embed with the police officers faced with infrastructure issues and decreasing resources as they risk their lives to protect and serve the community, while simultaneously struggling to gain their support.

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