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.
Watch VII’s Joachim Ladefoged tonight, July 3, as a guest judge on Sky Arts’ Master of Photography! In this week’s episode, contestants will spend a day with a strongman/strongwoman and have to tell their stories in 3 images.
- 8 PM on Sky Arts in UK and Ireland
- 9:15 PM on Sky Arte HD in Italy
- 9:15 PM on Sky Arts HD in Germany and UK
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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News & Education
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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Maggie Steber speaks to Ben Smith on A Small Voice Podcast about changing career directions, education, Haiti, the warrior ethos, and her alter ego, “Lily LaPalma.”
“I’m a documentary photographer. I’ve covered everything from war to fashion; i’ve worked for the Geographic; I’ve done all these stories, but I realized a few years ago that I had all of these things stored up in my head and I felt I was experiencing the tyranny of documentary photography, because that’s what described me. But we’re so much more than what we do…”
Take a listen here!