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

September 21, 2019 - April 10, 2020

Photo by Ziyah Gafic
Photo by Ziyah Gafic / VII

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.

Session 1: September 21–28, 2019
Session 2: January 5–12, 2020
Session 3: April 4–10, 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 region. Over a period of nine months, this interdisciplinary seminar will be led by instructors and VII Photo Agency members Dr. Paul Lowe and Ziyah Gafic and will be complemented with a series of sessions by leading journalists, designers, writers, editors, and photographers.

The Open Call call for the Seminar starts on July 15, 2019 with a deadline of August 17. Selected participants will be notified by August 24th.
The application requires a portfolio of no more than 30 images as well as biographical information.

Click here for more information and to apply

About the VII Academy

VII AcademyLed by Gary Knight and Ron Haviv, The VII Academy has a mission to provide visual journalism education to majority world students free of charge. With support from The William, Jeff, and Jennifer Gross Family Foundation, The VII Academy is working in Bosnia, France, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.


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