Workshop & Masterclass Schedule 2019

VII has been committed to education and vocational training since it was founded in 2001 and has a reputation for innovation in this field. We take education very seriously and in addition to the vibrant program of seminars and workshops you see here, a number of our members have created and direct undergraduate and graduate level degree courses at universities in Europe and the United States. With our partner the VII Academy, we are building a new educational institution, and over the coming months, we will be announcing exciting new developments in higher education and vocational training. 

Creating a safe learning environment for our students and mentees is of paramount importance to VII and last year we have created an ethical code for our workshop teachers and mentors that we will rigorously enforce. All official VII workshops and education experiences are governed by this code. We believe that we are the first photo agency to implement such a code and we encourage student and teacher participation and feedback in improving it over time.

Photo by Esa Ylijaasko of VII Masterclass Berlin.

We are pleased to introduce a series of workshops and masterclasses aimed at amateur and professional photographers for 2019. Our education program is accessible, inclusive, and designed to welcome students of different skill levels and experience. The program includes seminars and short workshops of 3 days to 8 days. A limited number of scholarships underwritten by our partner the VII Academy, are available to students from the majority world and post-conflict societies. Details of these are available on the individual workshop pages.

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Berlin Night, Berlin Light: Exploring the Personal in Photography

September 2, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Spend a week getting closer, reaching deeper and taking your photography to new places in this workshop set in Berlin.

Instructors: Linda Bournane Engelberth & Danny Wilcox Frazier
Locations: Berlin, Germany
Cost: $2000
Duration: 6 Days
Class size: 12
Skill level: Professional, semi-professional, and advanced amateur
Scholarships: Yes

Rising Fast: Africa’s Changing Urban Spaces

September 14, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Rising Fast explores the changing realities of Nairobi, Kenya, one of the world’s fastest-growing urban spaces.

Instructors: Danny Wilcox Frazier, Nichole Sobecki
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Cost: $2,200 USD
Duration: 8 Days
Class size: 16
Skill level: Advanced amateurs and professionals
Scholarships: Yes

Photo by Ziyah Gafic

The Sarajevo Seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice (2019 / 2020)

September 21, 2019 - April 10, 2020

Our partner, the VII Academy, is pleased to announce the first class of the Sarajevo seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice 2019 / 2020 dedicated to young professional photographers from the wider Balkan

Instructors: Dr. Paul Lowe and Ziyah Gafic
Cost: Free to scholarship recipients
Duration: 3 week-long session over 9 months
Class size: 15
Scholarship eligibility: Applicants must be citizens and residents of the following countries: Turkey, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia - Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania.

Narrative Photography with Ashley Gilbertson & Ed Kashi

September 23, 2019 - September 27, 2019

This workshop will be beneficial to anyone looking to push the boundaries of their photography — how to capture emotion in a narrative; the image as a stand-alone image; the approach itself.

Instructors: Ashley Gilbertson, Ed Kashi
Location: New York
Cost: $2,000 USD
Duration: 5 Days
Class size: 16
Skill level: Advanced amateurs and professionals

Photos by Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz.

Seeing the Light: Photography Unplugged

September 23, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Our partner the VII Academy is sponsoring three intensive weeks of lectures, discussions, practice, screenings, photography and physical and mental exercises, taught by VII’s Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz and designed to raise the level of all aspects of your photographic practice.

Instructors: Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz
Cost: Tuition-free scholarships available for residents  of Asia Pacific non-G20 Countries 
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Class size: 16 students
Duration: 3 Weeks

Photo by Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Human Stories: Finding the Personal

October 1, 2019 - October 6, 2019

This 6-day workshop will give you the opportunity to learn how to tell visual stories about the human condition.

Instructors: Ed Kashi, Ilvy Njiokiktjien
Locations: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Cost: $2000 USD
Duration: 6 Days
Class size: 16
Skill level: All levels
Scholarships: Yes

Finding Your Visual Voice

October 12, 2019 - October 16, 2019

This is a workshop about the emotional and sub-conscious content of photos–about how to make photos that come from that place, and that help truly define your own voice as a photographer.

Instructor: Sara Terry
Location: New York
Cost: $1,800 USD
Duration: 5 Days
Class size: 10
Skill level: All levels
Scholarships: Yes

Photo by Ashley Gilbertson

Australia

November 10, 2019 - November 15, 2019

VII Photo Agency is heading to Oz! Join Gary Knight and Ashley Gilbertson as they push you–kicking and screaming at times–beyond your comfort zone. They’ll guide you to capture more emotion in a narrative, to think anew about the image as a stand-alone image, and ideally, to rethink your approach to photography.

Instructors: Ashley Gilbertson & Gary Knight
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Cost: $2,250 USD
Duration: 6 Days
Class size: 16
Skill level: All levels
Scholarships: Yes

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  • Anush Babajanyan
  • Zackary Canepari
  • Jessica Dimmock
  • Linda Bournane Engelberth
  • Danny Wilcox Frazier
  • Ziyah Gafic
  • Mary Gelman
  • Ashley Gilbertson
  • Ron Haviv
  • Ed Kashi
  • Maciek Nabrdalik
  • Ilvy Njiokiktjien
  • Nichole Sobecki

Emeritus

  • Jocelyn Bain Hogg
  • Philip Blenkinsop
  • Eric Bouvet
  • Stefano De Luigi
  • Gary Knight
  • Joachim Ladefoged
  • Paul Lowe
  • Christopher Morris
  • Seamus Murphy
  • Franco Pagetti
  • Espen Rasmussen
  • Daniel Schwartz
  • Maggie Steber
  • John Stanmeyer
  • Sara Terry
  • Tomas van Houtryve
  • The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Mentor Program

  • Taha Ahmad
  • Forough Alaei
  • Ali Arkady
  • Zinyange Auntony
  • Leonardo Carrato
  • Fabiola Ferrero
  • Swarat Ghosh
  • Hector Guerrero
  • Christopher Lee
  • Esther Ruth Mbabazi
  • Fred Ramos
  • Prin Rodriguez
  • Valentina Sinis
  • Line Ørnes Søndergaard
  • Mathias Svold
  • Nolan Ryan Trowe

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