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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