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, workshops and masterclasses 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 Foundation, 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 over the last few months 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 2018. Our education program is accessible and designed to welcome students of different skill levels and experience. The program includes seminars, short workshops of 3 days to 9 days, and masterclasses that are serialized over a period of months. A limited number of scholarships underwritten by our partner the VII Foundation 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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Photo by Stefano De Luigi

A True Author with Stefano De Luigi

March 28, 2019 - March 31, 2019

How should a story be structured and what process should one use when selecting and editing images? What is it that distinguishes a reporter from an author?

Instructor: Stefano De Luigi
First Session: March, 28 - 31, 2019
Second Session: June 27 - 30, 2019
Location: Milan, Italy

Photo by Carlos Javier Ortiz.

Artistic Practice in Documentary: From Stills to Videos

April 25, 2019 - April 28, 2019

The workshop would be a non-shooting experience with intensive discussions on topics ranging from Carlos and Ed’s artistic practice to their business models.

Instructors: Ed Kashi, Carlos Javier Ortiz
Location: San Francisco
Cost: $1600 USD
Duration: 4 Days
Class size: 15
Skill level: Advanced amateurs and professionals
Scholarships: No

After the Image: Making Books and Exhibitions

May 9, 2019 - May 11, 2019

This 3-day workshop in Sarajevo will help you develop ideas and concepts to make books or exhibitions in cultural and gallery spaces using work you have already made.

Instructors: Philip Blenkinsop, Daniel Schwartz & Sara Terry
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia
Cost: $1,200 USD
Duration: 3 Days
Class size: 12
Skill level: Advanced amateurs and professionals
Scholarships: Yes

No Man’s Land: A Workshop for Women

May 9, 2019 - May 11, 2019

In this special workshop, Anush Babajanyan and Linda Bournane Engelberth will work with eight women photographers to elevate their work to the next level by highlighting women’s unique perspectives.

Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia
Cost: Free to Scholarship Recipients
Duration: 3 Days
Class size: 8
Skill level: Semi-professional and professional
Scholarships: Yes

Photo by Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Human Stories: Finding the Personal

June 21, 2019 - June 26, 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

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

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

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Photographers

Members

  • Anush Babajanyan
  • Zackary Canepari
  • Jessica Dimmock
  • Linda Bournane Engelberth
  • Danny Wilcox Frazier
  • Ziyah Gafic
  • Ashley Gilbertson
  • Ron Haviv
  • Ed Kashi
  • Maciek Nabrdalik
  • Ilvy Njiokiktjien
  • Carlos Javier Ortiz
  • Ruddy Roye
  • Nichole Sobecki
  • Tomas Van Houtryve

Emeritus

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

Mentor Program

  • Ali Arkady
  • Leonardo Carrato
  • Sharon Castellanos
  • Fabiola Ferrero
  • Hector Guerrero
  • Christopher Lee
  • Esther Ruth Mbabazi
  • Valentina Sinis
  • Line Ørnes Søndergaard
  • Mathias Svold

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