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Rising Fast: Africa’s changing urban spaces

November 11, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Photo by Nichole Sobecki / VII.

Instructors: Nichole Sobecki, Danny Wilcox Frazier
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Cost: $2,000 USD
Duration: 7 Days
Class size: 20
Skill level: Advanced amateurs and professionals
Scholarships: Yes 

About the workshop

Rising Fast 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 hold up, and how are people’s lives being impacted on the ground?

During the week, you will use Nairobi as a canvas, to produce an in-depth photographic essay on the aspect of Nairobi’s dynamism that most engages you. In this hands-on workshop, Sobecki and Wilcox Frazier will guide the you through the rigorous steps of research, pre-planning, building relationships, ethical issues, and varied visual approaches. We will also examine how to build different distribution platforms for the work, harness the power of social media, and successfully disseminate documentary work in this complex time of change in the photography business.

Target audience: advanced amateurs and professional photographers who want to refine their personal vision and expand their photographic skills. 

Schedule

Day 1: 

8am-12pm: Introduction to workshop and confirmation of project approach

12pm-dark: Begin shooting

8pm: Group dinner 

Day 2-6: 

Shooting begins at sunrise

11am – 3pm: editing and one-on-one critiques

3pm-dark: Shooting

Presentation and group critique

*Group critiques are required if not shooting.

Day 7: Workshop Screening

8am-4pm: editing photographs for public space presentations

6pm: Public screening and drinks 

Testimonials

“Nichole is a passionate and dedicated educator and a great teacher. She has a talent for breaking down the complexities of photojournalism for students of all levels, and she draws on her extensive experience as a photojournalist, videographer, and editor to help students understand the basics while also reaching for their own personal vision. A class with her will no doubt help prepare students for the working world of photography, and to help them tackle longterm projects as well.” – Peter DiCampo, photographer and Co-founder of Everyday Africa

Terms & Conditions

Please read our Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy carefully before enrolling in a workshop.

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Early bird special

Pay the full workshop fee by June 5, 2018 and enter this code at checkout to receive a 10% discount: FTEPJWNB779Z

Scholarships

Please find the scholarship application, along with eligibility requirements, here.

Details

Start:
November 11, 2018
End:
November 17, 2018
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Venue

Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Organizer

VII

Contact us

VII Photo Agency

PO Box 621
Manville, NJ
08835

+1 646-694-8447
info@viiphoto.com

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Redux Pictures
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+1 212-253-0399

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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
  • Antonin Kratochvil
  • 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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