Photo by Tomas Van Houtryve / VII
In March of 2018, VII photographers will convene in Barcelona, Spain for their annual meeting. On this occasion, from March 26 – 28, 2018, the agency will hold a 3-day photography workshop with Eyes in Progress at the Catalan Civic Center Casa Golferichs in the heart of Barcelona, Spain.
This will be the second edition of this event which first took place in 2016 and gathered 40 international and local students. In 2018, the workshop will be open to 60 participants.
The VII photographers will share their professional experiences and work with students in order to help them improve photographic narrative and photojournalism skills. The program will be punctuated by seminars, editing, shooting sessions and individual meetings.
“VII is thrilled to announce a new education initiative. ‘VII All At Once’ is the latest program in our two-decade commitment to the transfer of knowledge and mentoring which have been core objectives of the Agency since it was founded in 2001. The photographers of VII meet only once a year and we are delighted that in March 2018 we will have the opportunity to renew our relationship with Barcelona and to work in partnership with the community through Centre Cívic Casa Golferichs.” — Gary Knight, VII Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board.
As soon as you’ve completed your application form, you can book your editing sessions and one-on-one. During those three days, there will be:
Each VII photographer will talk about a specific theme around photojournalism and narrative photography.
The VII photographer works with groups of three to four people (maximum) on the editing and sequencing of one or several given photographic series (projected on screen or prints laid on a table).
The VII photographer works individually with a participant on any kind of subject: coahcing/mentoring, career, project in progress, photographer attitude, editing, etc.
The VII photographer works with a group of participants on shooting techniques.
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Civic Center CASA GOLFERICHS is a cultural institution located in the hear of Eixample district in Barcelona, which focuses on technology and photography.
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Check out the September newsletter from VII, featuring must-see stories from Stefano De Luigi and Ed Kashi, an interview with Jocelyn Bain Hogg, and recent publications by Tomas Van Houtryve, Jessica Dimmock and more!
VII is pleased to announce that Furkan Temir has joined its lauded VII Mentor Program, an educational initiative launched in 2008 to provide professional development for emerging photographers whom VII consider to be amongst the brightest new talents in the industry.
From the over 300 applicants from more than 30 countries, Furkan joins Arnau Bach, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Luisa Dorr, Mojgan Ghanbari and Esa Ylijaasko in the most recent class to be voted in by VII members.
Furkan will be mentored by Stefano De Luigi for a period of two years to build and develop necessary skills, expand his professional practice and help broaden his professional world by building relationships with editors, publishers and galleries.
About Furkan Temir
Furkan Temir is a self-taught photographer and artist born in 1995 in a small town in Eastern Turkey. After spending his childhood and adolescence in his town, he earned a scholarship for the Department of Cinema in State University and moved to Istanbul. By that time, he had developed an interest in photojournalism and traveled many times across Turkey and abroad for his projects. He combines different techniques of painting, video, photography, and installation to create works focused on minorities in the Middle East.
Temir’s photos have been published in The New York Times, TIME, CNN Photo Blog, Stern, Paris Match and The Guardian. He also had solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Italy, France, and Turkey. He lives in Istanbul.
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The winners of the Syngenta Photography Award 2015 have been announced. In response to this year’s theme of “Scarcity-Waste” VII’s Stefano De Luigi submitted his work on the drought in Kenya, and received third prize in the Open Competition.
“Scarcity-Waste is the second edition of the Syngenta Photography Award. In a world of limited resources, scarcity and waste have become fundamental social, political and environmental issues of our time. In the past 50 years, the world’s demand for natural resources has doubled. If we continue to use resources and generate waste at the current rate, by 2030 we will need the equivalent of two planets. But we only have one. Something needs to change.”
An exhibition of the winners’ work is on view through April 10, 2015 at the Somerset House in London.
Read the full press release here. View the online exhibition here.
In 2015, Ed Kashi, Ron Haviv, Stefano De Luigi and John Stanmeyer will lead photography workshops in 4 different European capitals: Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Berlin, as part of the Eyes in Progress’ workshops program.
Learn and improve how to build a documentary reportage by covering an editorial story. To refine storytelling and story composition by analyzing real-situation problems, images analysis, editing and captions writing. Most of all, the Visual Storytelling Workshops will help you discover your own visual language as well as practical and conceptual know how to confront real situation reportage making. This workshop will also focus on how to gain a new perspective on one’s works and attitude.
European project ?
This is a great opportunity for story-tellers to develop a specific story during these workshops as they will be located in different European cities i.e. as Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Berlin. Europe is a rich place for finding ideas for research and documentary subjects.
The schedule so far is as follows:
Ed Kashi in Barcelona – April 8 – 11, 2015
Ron Haviv in Berlin – May 20 – 23, 2015
Stefano De Luigi in Paris – June 17 – 20, 2015
Read the full press release here.
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