If you’re in new York City, join Christopher Morris, Ron Haviv, and Ashley Gilbertson for “Photojournalism Outside the Box” on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at PhotoPlus Expo. In this seminar, VII photographers will explain how they have used alternative approaches to support and execute their projects and will motivate attendees to find their own successful path to a sustainable career as a photojournalist.
This weekend, Ali Arkady of the VII Mentor Program won the Prix Bayeux-Calvados Award for his project “Kissing Death.”
About “Kissing Death”: What began for Arkady as a positive story about Shia and Sunni Iraqi soldiers fighting on the same side against a mutual enemy, turned into a horrific journey that included torture, rape, killing and thieving of innocent Iraqi civilians by the ERD.
Take a look at the project here.
In a 40-minute podcast interview with Nanook, Tomas Van Houtryve spoke about hi motivation and approach for the Blue Sky Days project.
They also discussed the place of social media and photojournalism in our shifting media landscape, and how his Traces of Exile project helps reframe the visual record of the European refugee crisis.
Seventeen years after hatching VII Photo Agency with John Stanmeyer in a monsoon in Hong Kong, and 16 years after launching it with Christopher Morris, Ron Haviv, Antonin Kratochvil, Alexandra Boulat and James Nachtwey at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, I am looking forward to revisiting the role as the agency’s Director.