with Danny Wilcox Frazier
This is an intense, immersive week-long shooting workshop that will push participants beyond current skills in both shooting and editing.
Eligibility: Semi-professional and professional photographers who have shown a strong commitment to photojournalism and can demonstrate a focus on rural issues are welcome to apply (please include a portfolio of such work in your application where you asked to provide photographs).
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.
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.
This 5-day 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. It is NOT a workshop about making “good” photos. It’s about setting aside technical know-how–and the obstacles that often come with that–to access intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to make photos that only you can make.
Requirements: None; open worldwide.
with Ash Gilbertson and Gary Knight
Join Gary Knight and Ashley Gilbertson in this 6-day workshop 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.
Requirements: Eligible applicants must be citizens and residents from countries in Australasia, Micronesia, Melanesia or Polynesia.
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.
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.
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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