Seven VII photographers are talking about inspiration in this special edition of #7withVII. We ask one question and get 7 answers. We asked, “Who/what inspires you to create and why.” Here’s what Anush Babajanyan, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Ed Kashi, Esther Ruth Mbabazi, Daniel Schwartz, Nichole Sobecki, and John Stanmeyer had to say.
Apply now to be on the new season of the first European talent show dedicated to photography. After the great success of the first three editions, Master of Photography will be back with its fourth season, airing on Sky Arts simultaneously in 5 countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Austria).
The grand prize is 100,000 €. All applicants must be 18+ years old and an EU citizen or hold an EU work permit.
Submit applications here by the November 25, 2018 deadline.
Season 3 of Master of Photography featured guest judges Jessica Dimmock, Gary Knight, Joachim Ladefoged, Christopher Morris, Franco Pagetti and Tomas van Houtryve. Watch it here!
New to the VII website is a story by Ed Kashi about the END Fund’s work to eliminate river blindness in Senegal. The story shares scenes from Tambanoumouya, Senegal, where 66% of the village suffered from the disease in 1986, but today this illness is nearly nonexistent.
River blindness (onchocerciasis) is an eye and skin infection caused by parasitic worms. Currently, over 198 million people in over 31 countries require treatment, the majority being in Africa. The disease is transmitted by the repeated bite of black flies on fast-flowing rivers and streams carrying the parasite.