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Photo by Daniel Schwartz / VII

de glacierum natura

January 25, 2018 - March 31, 2018

The photographs from this exhibition show what glaciers are, what they do and how they are concerned. Glaciers are a dynamic system and store of unrestricted resources. Glaciers are both an archive of climatic history and civilization's progress. Since the end of the Little Ice Age they are losing surface and mass; Since the middle of the 20th century due to the anthropogenically co-originated global warming faster than before. Glaciers are places of remembrance. Glacial defrosting and the emergence of…

Photo by Maggie Steber

The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma

February 19, 2018 - April 7, 2018

The Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco will present The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, an imaginative dream sequence produced by photographer Maggie Steber for which she was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Grant in 2017.

with Maggie Steber
on view February 19 - April 7, 2018
Leica Store
San Francisco, California

An all girls group of Young Communist League members walks past a statue of Chairman Mao Zedong in front of the Yan'an Revolutionary Memorial Hall in Yan'an, China on Nov. 7, 2009. Yan'an is promoted as the "Revolutionary Holy Land" and offers a number of museums, monuments and other "Red Tourism" sites supported by the Chinese government.

ALL AT ONCE: Visual Storytelling with VII in Barcelona

March 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3-day workshop

In March 2018, VII members will convene in Barcelona for their annual meeting. On this occasion, from March 26-28, the agency will hold a 3-day workshop.

Instructors: The Members of VII
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Cost: €990
Duration: 3 Days
Class size: 60

Photo by Sara Terry / VII.

Forgiveness & Conflict: Landscapes from Nelson Mandela’s South Africa

April 10, 2018 - May 26, 2018

“Each one of us is intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country,” Nelson Mandela said in his inaugural speech in 1994.

with Sara Terry
Artist Opening Reception on Thursday, April 10 from 6 – 9pm
United Photo Industries Gallery
Brooklyn, New York

Photojournalism And Responsible Storytelling In Today’s World

May 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Learn to forge your own path as a photographer while still adhering to the highest standards of responsible journalism in this intense multi-session workshop.

Instructor: Ron Haviv
First Session: May 10 - 13 2018
Second Session: September, 2018
Location: Officine Fotografiche Milano, Milan, Italy
Cost: 1500 €
Application deadline: March 19, 2018

This workshop is part of the VII Tutor Program — a partnership with Officine Fotografiche Milano.

Outside Lies Magic

June 21, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Inspired by the teaching of Harvard Professor and landscape historian John Stilgoe, this short workshop is about the acute observation of ordinary things in one of America’s most beautiful cities: San Francisco.

Instructors: Gary Knight, Maciek Nabrdalik
Location: San Francisco, USA
Cost: $1,150 USD
Duration: 4 Days
Class size: 16
Skill level: All levels
Scholarships: No

Photo by Ziyah Gafic

VII Summer School of Storytelling

July 6, 2018 - July 12, 2018

This intensive weeklong workshop featuring three tutors will explore not only how to develop and refine your distinctive visual style and vision, but also how to plan long-term projects–and execute them.

Instructors: Paul Lowe, Ziyah Gafic, Sara Terry
Location: Sarajevo, Lukomir, Srebrenica, Bosnia
Cost: $2,000 USD
Duration: 7 Days
Class size: 20
Skill level: All levels
Scholarships: Yes

Oslo Diary

September 10, 2018 - September 15, 2018

Spend a week getting closer, reaching deeper and taking your photography to new places.

Instructors: Linda Bournane Engelberth, Danny Wilcox Frazier
Location: Oslo, Norway
Cost: $2,000 USD
Duration: 6 Days
Class size: 16
Skill level: Advanced amateurs and professionals
Scholarships: Yes

VII Masterclass in Warsaw

September 13, 2018 - March 17, 2019

The VII Masterclass is the most ambitious and exhaustive training program available. Aimed at developing and consolidating new talent in documentary photography and photojournalism over the course of seven months, it is only offered every other year and takes place in three sessions of four days each.

Instructors: Stefano de Luigi, Ziyah Gafic, Ed Kashi, Maciek Nabrdalik, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Maggie Steber, Sara Terry and Tomas Van Houtryve

1st Session: September 13-17, 2018
2nd Session: December 13-16, 2018
3rd Session: March 14-17, 2019

New York

September 23, 2018 - September 28, 2018

Anyone can make a strong photograph, but what makes a great one?

Instructors: Ed Kashi, Ashley Gilbertson
Location: NYC, USA
Cost: $2,000 USD
Duration: 6 Days
Class size: 16
Skill level: All levels
Scholarships: No

Photo by Sara Terry

Finding your Visual Voice

October 15, 2018 - October 19, 2018

This workshop is about the emotional and sub-conscious content of photos; about making photos that come from that place and how to define your own voice.

Instructor: Sara Terry
Location: New York, USA
Cost: $1,500 USD
Duration: 5 Days
Class size: 10
Skill level: All levels
Scholarships: No

Photo by Daniel Schwartz / VII

While the Fires Burn. A Glacier Odyssey

November 10, 2018 - January 27, 2019

In 2009, Daniel Schwartz began a photographic art project documenting visible evidence of the disappearance of glaciers around the world.

with Daniel Schwartz
Bündner Kunstmusuem

Rising Fast: Africa’s changing urban spaces

November 11, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Using Nairobi, Kenya as a canvas, you’ll produce an in-depth photographic essay on the aspect of the city’s dynamism that most engages you.

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

Photo by Jessica Dimmock

Transitioning from Photography to Video

November 12, 2018 - November 16, 2018

We believe that photographers make great filmmakers, and in this workshop, we’ll help you make the transition from stills to video.

Instructors: Zackary Canepari, Jessica Dimmock, Carlos Javier Ortiz
Location: Oakland, USA
Cost: $2,000 USD
Duration: 5 Days
Class size: 18
Skill level: Photographers starting to work in video
Scholarships: Yes

Photo by Daniel Schwartz

Tribes of Nagaland Hornbill Festival

December 1, 2018 - December 6, 2018

Explore the Hornbill Festival with your camera, documenting the activities and conveying the emotions you feel as you encounter the seemingly strange–or relatively mundane.

Instructor: Daniel Schwartz, + 1 additional VII instructor
Location: Kohima, Nagaland, North East India
Cost: $2,000
Duration: 7 Days
Class size: 16
Skill level: Advanced amateurs and professionals
Scholarships available: Yes

Born Free: Exploring Long-term Photo Projects in Today’s South Africa

January 11, 2019 - January 17, 2019

Journey to South Africa to work on your long-term project and develop your photographic vision.

Instructors: Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Sara Terry
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Cost: $2,000 USD
Duration: 7 Days
Class size: 16
Skill level: Advanced amateurs (“mid-level”) and professional
Scholarships: Yes

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  • 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


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

Mentor Program

  • Ali Arkady
  • Furkan Temir