One hundred years after the end of the First World War, Tomas Van Houtryve retraced the Western Front and examined how the conflict had touched his family. His journal and personal family photos were published as a multimedia feature by the Smithsonian to mark the centennial of the November 11, 1918 armistice.
Watch VII’s Tomas van Houtryve tonight, June 12, as a guest judge on Master of Photography.
- 8pm on Sky Arts in UK and Ireland
- 9:15pm on Sky Arte HD in Italy
- 9:15pm on Sky Arts HD in Germany and UK
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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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In Tomas Van Houtryve’s latest project, featured today on TIME, he uses his drone to capture life along the U.S. – Mexico border, the world’s busiest international crossing.
Tomas says, “Historically, photography was about portraiture, fine art, journalism or just recording memories of family and friends. On the border, however, cameras are used for targeting and apprehension. The photographic medium has been weaponized…”
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