The open call for the VII Masterclass in Barcelona kicks off today, June 1.
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 and takes place in three sessions of four days each. The key objective of this Masterclass is to allow time for progress to develop and for the long-term structure to have a lasting contribution to your professional training. Within each Masterclass session, Stefano de Luigi, Maciek Nabrdalik and the other VII tutors will invite international photography professionals, including critics, photo editors and festival directors, to present and critique.
All three sessions will take place at Fuga Centro de fotografía in Barcelona, Spain.
Nichole Sobecki and Sara Terry were interviewed for the Women’s Media Center’s “Women Under Siege” project.
“When it comes to access, being female can also be an asset because women are often perceived as less threatening than men. ‘Photography isn’t that different from other aspects of life in that you carry your identity with you wherever you go,’ said Nairobi-based Nichole Sobecki, a member of the VII photo agency who photographs throughout Africa, and who recently won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights prize for her work on the African migration crisis. ‘As a woman, I’m underestimated all the time, and of course you turn that to your advantage. My goal is always to tell the story to the best of my ability, and if not being perceived as a threat will help me with that, then all to the good.'”
New technology, treatment and education aid the fight in the Democratic Republic of Congo against the deadly disease. See Nichole Sobecki’s photos for this National Geographic story here.
Congratulations to Maggie Steber for being named one of the Lucie Foundation’s 9 honorees for this year’s Lucie Awards. Maggie is being recognized for her achievement in photojournalism. The prestigious Lucie Awards gala returns to New York City to kick off Photo Week and to celebrate photography. The red carpet gala ceremony will be held at New York’s renowned Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.