The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the 196 nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass, from which the 12 participants will be selected. Included amongst the finalists are Mary Gelman, VII Photo Agency member, and Mentor Program photographers Swarat Ghosh, Hector Guerrero, Christopher Lee, Esther Ruth Mbabazi, Prin Rodriguez, and Valentina Sinis.
The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the results of the second cycle of the 6×6 Global Talent Program in South America including VII Mentor Program’s Prin Rodriguez. In addition to exhibition opportunities, the work of the six photographers will also be published and shared on the World Press Photo Foundation’s platforms, including a feature on their online magazine Witness for each of the talents. The 6×6 talents also receive an automatic nomination for World Press Photo’s prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass.
VII is excited to announce the addition of new photographers to its fold. Our newest colleagues continue VII’s desire to represent and amplify diverse opinions, experiences, and voices. They include photographers from Europe, the Middle East, the USA, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, men and women who are taking their first steps in photography and some with almost four decades of legacy.
The new photographers are: