VII Foundation & VII Academy Workshop Grant

Eligible applicants who wish to be considered for a VII Foundation and VII Academy grant to attend a VII workshop should complete the application at the bottom of this page and submit it along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor or employer.

Available Scholarships

  • WORKSHOP: After the Image: Making Books and Exhibitions: May 9 - 11, 2019

    with Philip Blenkinsop, Daniel Schwartz & Sara Terry

    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.

    Up to $500 per student in travel expenses to and from Sarajevo is available.

    Requirements: Eligible applicants must be citizens and residents of the following countries: Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: March 10, 2019
  • WORKSHOP: No Man's Land: A Workshop for Women: May 9 - 11, 2019

    with Anush Babajanyan and Linda Bournane Engelberth

    This 3-day workshop in Sarajevo will foster discussions on the challenges facing female photojournalists, and how to overcome them to carve out careers in this demanding industry. 

    Up to $500 per student in travel expenses to and from Sarajevo is available.

    Requirements: Eligible applicants must be citizens and residents of the following countries: Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: March 10, 2019
  • WORKSHOP: Berlin Night, Berlin Light: Exploring the Personal in Photography: June 15 - 22, 2019

    with Linda Bournane Engelberth & Danny Wilcox Frazier

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

    Requirements: None; open worldwide.

    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 16, 2019
  • WORKSHOP: Human Stories: Finding the Personal: June 21 - 26, 2019

    with Ed Kashi & Ilvy Njiokiktjien

    This 6-day workshop in Rotterdam will give you the opportunity to learn about visual storytelling of human stories. Telling personal stories and connecting with the human element is what draws many people into photography in the first place, but telling personal stories can be difficult. In this workshop, you will strengthen your personal vision and work on an ongoing or new project. 

    Requirements: None; open worldwide.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: April 22, 2019
  • WORKSHOP: Rising Fast: Africa’s Changing Urban Spaces: September 14 - 21, 2019

    with Danny Wilcox Frazier & Nichole Sobecki

    The 8-day Rising Fast workshop explores the changing realities of Nairobi, Kenya, one of the world’s fastest growing urban spaces. Contrary to reductive stereotypes of Africa, Kenya is riding a strong economy, a youth-driven cultural awakening and a dynamic tech scene coined the “Silicon Savannah.” Huge challenges remain however: widespread poverty, poor infrastructure, human rights abuses and political tumult. Does the “Africa Rising” narrative holds up, and how are people’s lives being impacted on the ground?

    Please note this scholarship is for tuition and accommodation in Nairobi for the duration of the workshop.

    Requirements: To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania or Uganda.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: July 16, 2019

Important Information

  • All applicants must be 18 years old by the time of the workshop.
  • Scholarships are for tuition only (unless otherwise specified). Travel, accommodation, food and other expenses are not covered by the scholarships and are the responsibility of the workshop participant.

  • Certain scholarships are available to participants from specific countries, and others are to participants worldwide. Please refer to the list on this page to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.
  • A Scholarship Board of the VII Academy will review all applications and determine recipients for scholarships based on workshop-specific criteria that will always include need and a commitment to visual journalism.

About the VII Foundation

The VII Foundation is an independent, charitable media and education non-profit organization. It was founded by Ron Haviv and Gary Knight in 2001 when they recognized that media funding for long term projects was diminishing. In order to continue to produce work that addressed complex social, economic and human rights issues they started the Foundation as an independent non-profit structure to secure support for continuing documentary practice and education.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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