VII is pleased to announce the 26 participants from 12 countries selected for the 2019-20 VII Masterclass Barcelona. The second of three Masterclass sessions was completed last month in Barcelona, led by VII Masters Stefano De Luigi and Maciek Nabrdalik, and tutors Ed Kashi and Maggie Steber. Tutors Anush Babajanyan and John Stanmeyer joined the first session in September. Ron Haviv and Ilvy Njiokiktjien will join the third and final session in March 2020.
For UNICEF, Maciek Nabrdalik photographed the story of Maria Alexandrova, an 18-year-old Bulgarian advocate for inclusive education.
“Some people take education for granted, simply because it was given to them. But for people like me – and not just me – education is a right to be fought for.” — Maria Alexandrova
This story is part of a special series produced by the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Office and photographed by VII Photo Agency to mark 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
For UNICEF, Mary Gelman photographed the story of Baurzhan, a 14-year-old advocate for young people living with HIV in Kazakhstan.
“I am one of those 149 children. I am HIV-positive and today, I am the only teenager in Kazakhstan with HIV who is living openly.”
This story is part of a special series produced by the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Office and photographed by VII Photo Agency to mark 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Follow along over the next few weeks as we share additional stories, photographed by VII’s Anush Babajanyan, Franco Pagetti, and Maciek Nabrdalik, of young advocates using their voices to protect and promote the rights of other young people.
Eastern Poland is called “Poland B” and stands out from the more liberal western parts of the country. They fear the liberal wind from the west and trust populists in the face of the future. In an assignment for Klassekampen, Maciek Nabrdalik photographed the village of Kobylin-Borzymy where nine out of ten vote far right.