Photoville has just announced their programming for this year, including an exhibition by the “Seven of VII” — Anush Babajanyan, Jessica Dimmock, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Nichole Sobecki, Maggie Steber, and Sara Terry.
“Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity” is a continuation of the conversation begun by the seven women photographers of VII when they first met nearly a year ago after VII voted in six new female members. The exhibition is a reflection of their commitment, with the agency’s support, to help move forward inclusive conversations about gender, power, and representation.
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Europe Slams its Gates
Europe’s migration crisis isn’t over — it’s just beginning. With net immigration expected to exceed 1 million per year for the next five decades and xenophobia surging, European leaders are grasping for new ways to slow the influx. So far, their efforts have included tighter rules and enforcement at home, as well as multibillion-dollar development projects and support for local militaries and governments in Africa.
This investigation was first published in Foreign Policy and received the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the New Media category.
The Open Call for the VII Masterclass in Warsaw will be accepting applications now through June 14, 2018. The VII Masterclass is the most ambitious and exhaustive training program available. Aimed at developing and consolidating new talent in documentary photography and photojournalism over the course of seven months, it is only offered every other year and takes place in three sessions of four days each.
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Ilvy Njiokiktjien attended the opening of UNICEF’s Every Child ALIVE exhibition at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The exhibition showcases 16 newborn portraits taken by Ilvy on assignment for UNICEF, along with the amazing stories of these babies who have overcome newborn mortality in Mali, Mongolia, Peru, and Bangladesh.
The exhibition, on view through June 6, aims to highlight stories of how practical solutions can make a lifesaving difference and bring us closer to ending preventable newborn mortality. Each story includes a hand-shot portrait taken in a mobile studio (inspired by a newborn photography style popular in high-income countries), and a wider “contextual” portrait showing the mother, the baby, and the solutions that helped the baby survive.
To learn more about the Every Child ALIVE campaign, click here.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien and Sara Terry are included in the PDN Photo Annual 2018.
Ilvy’s photo of a 12-year-old boy named John Francis in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Wau, South Sudan was included in the Photojournalism / Documentary category.
Sara’s book, “War is Only Half the Story: Ten Years of the Aftermath Project,” was included in the photo books category. The book is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the documentary photography program The Aftermath Project, which has supported post-conflict storytelling by some of the world’s best photographers.