Due to overwhelming demand, we’re extending our VIIxHRW print sale — 28 signed iconic VII prints are available for $100 each for a limited time only, so shop now!
50% of proceeds from this print sale will be donated to Human Rights Watch in order to assist them in their important work promoting and protecting human rights worldwide. Proceeds that remain with VII are used to advance the work of photographers focusing on social issues globally and furthering the agency’s core mission: truth and justice.
VII Agency is proud to announce a print sale in collaboration with Human Rights Watch. We are offering a very special edition of our VII Iconic prints available for purchase starting November 20 until November 27, 2017.
For the special price of US$100, each specially editioned 8”×10” photograph is hand-signed by the photographer. Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive museum grade C-Type paper at New York City’s top photographic lab, these images are beautifully backed and sleeved in fully archival materials. Each print is embossed with the VII logo and comes with a certificate of authenticity printed on museum grade acid-free paper.
In addition, VII is offering a beautiful box set of all 28 images. Prints will be presented in a walnut slip-case, hand made by an artisan in Glasgow, Scotland, with the VII logo engraved on the front panel.
The cost of a box set is US$2000.
All prints will be sent using United States Postal Service via certified mail and will take between three to four weeks from the end of the sale to arrive.
The sale begins on November 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST and concludes on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST. Shop now!
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In a 40-minute podcast interview with Nanook, Tomas Van Houtryve spoke about hi motivation and approach for the Blue Sky Days project.
They also discussed the place of social media and photojournalism in our shifting media landscape, and how his Traces of Exile project helps reframe the visual record of the European refugee crisis.
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.
Check out the detailed program HERE >>
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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A distinguished jury comprised of James Estrin (The New York Times), Christopher Anderson (Magnum Photos), Arianna Rinaldo (Cortona On The Move Festival), and Roberto Huarcaya (Centro de la Imagen de Lima) has awarded Tomas van Houtryve the PMH 2015 Grant first prize ($2000) for his series Blue Sky Days.
Reflecting on the darker uses of photography in the twenty-first century, with a specific focus on the American drone war, Tomas van Houtryve’s Blue Sky Days considers the tools of state power and the gap in public understanding of contemporary imaging technologies. To open up a visual narrative on these issues, van Houtryve deployed his own drone – equipped with a high resolution camera – above the skies of America and captured scenes reminiscent of those targeted by the US military during their conflicts in Pakistan and Yemen. The resulting images bring clandestine war and the growing nature of surveillance into common consciousness.
Blue Sky Days was selected as the winner from 994 entries by Christopher Anderson, photographer and member of Magnum Photos; James Estrin, co-editor of The New York Times Lens Blog; Arianna Rinaldo, Director of Cortona On The Move Festival; and Roberto Huarcaya, Director of Centro de la Imagen de Lima. Estrin said of the winning series: “Blue Sky Days is one of the most important photo essays done in the last few years. It tackles issues that are very difficult to photograph but central to modern existence – privacy, government intrusion, and modern antiseptic warfare.”
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