VII will be accepting applications for the Mentor Program from February 8 through March 10, 2018.
The VII Mentor Program is the first mentor program of its kind and has developed some of the brightest new talent in the profession since it began in 2008. The program seeks to provide professional development for photographers whom the Members consider to be emerging new talents in the industry. For two years, each selected photographer will work with a senior member of VII to build and polish necessary skills and to expand his or her own professional practice. VII Photo Agency will distribute the photographers work for the duration of the Mentor program.
The photographers selected for the VII Mentor program are selected by the VII Member photographers. Photographers who join this program will work with one of the VII Member photographers for two years.
Stefano De Luigi recently returned from three weeks aboard the NGO SOS MEDITERRANEE ship Aquarius. They specialize in search and rescue (SAR) and since February 2016, they have rescued 28,000 people on the Sicilian Channel between the Libyan coast and Sicily.
His personal project, called “A Ship Without Borders,” is now available for licensing. Please contact Redux Pictures for more information.
In Ed Kashi’s photo from August 2017, Laurel Cline visits her mother Lenora in a nursing home in Los Angeles, California. This morning, AP announced a new report detailing misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes. Analyzing the latest government data, Human Rights Watch estimates that there are currently about 179,000 people in nursing homes who get antipsychotics every week without having a diagnosis for which the drugs are approved.
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Stefano De Luigi will be taking over Open Society Foundations’ Instagram with his project “Bushmeat, a Silent Ecological Disaster.”
The project is about how the illegal trade of protected fauna, ivory, and bushmeat contribute to extinction, environmental destruction, and fund terrorist groups in Cameroon and Chad.
Follow along through February 8!