Tomas Van Houtryve was honored with the 3rd prize distinction for his drone photography story, “Blue Sky Days,” in the Contemporary Issues category of the 2015 World Press Photo Awards.
“Several thousand people have been killed by covert U.S. drone strikes since 2004. The photographer bought his own drone, mounted a camera and traveled across the United States looking for situations similar to those mentioned in strike reports from Pakistan and Yemen, including weddings, funerals, and groups of people praying or exercising. He also flew his camera over settings in which drones are used to less lethal effect, such as prisons, oil fields and the U.S.-Mexico border.”
View the full series here.
The world’s leading photojournalists from VII Photo have teamed up with the technology specialists from AbelCine
to present an immersive, two-day educational program: The VII Evolution Tour
. This program examines the technology, craft and business practices of today’s successful visual storytellers. The event is structured as a combination of seminars, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and networking. We welcome attendees with all levels of experience and creative interests.
The VII Evolution Tour will travel to different AbelCine venues in big cities throughout the US. The first stop is New York. The New York program will take place Saturday, February 28 – Sunday, March 1, 2015. The VII Photographers who will be taking part in the New York event are: Jessica Dimmock
, Ashley Gilbertson
, Ron Haviv
, Gary Knight
, and John Stanmeyer
On day one of the program, VII members, AbelCine instructors, and industry professionals will present a variety of seminars and panels. They will lead discussions on a variety of topics from the business to the the craft of photojournalism. A free reception will follow. View the line up of seminars here.
The second day will consist of workshops taught by VII Photographers and AbelCine Instructors, emphasizing video, camera movement, and enabling technologies. Workshops will be 3-4 hours in length, with a separate admission. Workshops for March 1 include:
Follow the individual workshop links above for more information and registration.
Leica Akademie Italy and VII Photo have come together to create new growth opportunities those who wish to pursue photography as a means of personal expression, and who want to achieve a more personal and deeper vision, whether they newcomers or experts, professionals, amateurs and students.
The photographers of the prestigious photo agency VII created in 2001 by seven of the world’s leading photojournalists and now representing 19 of the world’s preeminent photojournalists whose careers span 35 years of world history, will teach a series of workshops at the Italian photo school – latest addition to the international circuit of the Leica academies that has branches in Germany, France, UK, USA, Russia, Singapore and Australia.
Davide Monteleone, Franco Pagetti, Tomas van Houtryve and Jocelyn Bain Hogg, will hold a series of four workshops. Workshops will focus on different subjects, but all will profit of the great experience of the chosen photographers, to allow participants to discover their full potential through the analysis of inspirational works , sessions of shooting and editing, and group discussions. Each participant will be given the opportunity to work with a Leica M camera or lens Monochrom for the duration of the course.
The calendar of workshops is as follows:
- December 13 – 14th: Davide Monteleone
- January 10 – 11th: Franco Pagetti
- January 31 – February 1st: Tomas van Houtryve
- February 28 – March 1st: Jocelyn Bain Hogg
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