Announcing the 2016 Joop Swart Masterclass Participants

Congratulations to VII Mentor Program photographer Luisa Dörr for being one of twelve selected to participate in the 2016 Joop Swart Masterclass.

“Since 1994, the Joop Swart Masterclass has brought together some of the finest young photographers from around world, and leading professionals in the fields of documentary photography and photojournalism. It offers a focused, intimate and reflective learning experience to young photographers, aiming to foster their intellectual, artistic and professional growth. The Joop Swart Masterclass holds prime position among the workshops, debates and other educational programs of the World Press Photo Foundation.”

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In celebration of the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday, VII is offering a unique opportunity to purchase signed prints by VII photographers on the theme of motherhood and mothering. For one week only, prints will be available for just $100 USD. Each 8”x10” photograph is printed on museum grade archival C-Type paper at Luxlab, one of New York City’s top labs, backed and sleeved in archival materials, and embossed with the VII logo. All prints come with a certificate of authenticity.The sale begins on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT and concludes on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT.

The prints will be sent to buyers using the United States Postal Service, and will take between two to three weeks from the end of the sale to arrive — perfect for a Mother’s Day gift!

Use coupon code FLASHSALE for free shipping.

Please contact printsales@viiphoto.com with any questions.

Print by Antonin Kratochvil

By Antonin Kratochvil

Gabriella, NYC, 1993.

Print by Jessica Dimmock

By Jessica Dimmock

Natasha, a young mother living in a poverty-stricken village, sits outside her home, while comforting her youngest son, Alexi, who is being treated for malnutrition, near Samba, Passore province, Burkina Faso in October 2009.

Print by Joachim Ladefoged

Kosovar Albanians sleep in the open air early in the morning at the Albania/Kosovo border point of Qafa E Prushit on April 6, 1999.

By Franco Pagetti

Residents gather outside their homes in the town of Jharia, Jharkhand, India in May 2001.

Print by Sarker Protick

By Sarker Protick

January 17, 2012. Grandmother Prova sits on her bed after a bath.

Print by Danny Wilcox Frazier

By Danny Wilcox Frazier

Brittany Bullman with her daughter, Beautifull Anyia Bullman Hawkins (nine months), and a nephew of her baby’s father, Chris Hawkins, in Allen, Pine Ridge Reservation on March 4, 2013.

Print by  By Tomas van Houtryve

By Tomas van Houtryve

Twins nurse from their mother, Nyan Tut, while waiting outside the Medecins Sans Frontieres public health clinic in the village of Yiditin in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan on Nov. 23, 2004.

2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grantees

Congratulations to Danny Wilcox Frazier, VII Member, and Poulomi Basu of the VII Mentor Program, who have been named recipients of the 2016 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grant, a program that supports independent photographers to produce in-depth and creative stories on underreported issues.

This year’s grants are made in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund expanding the support for photographers working on critical issues in their home regions, specifically within Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Grantees were selected by an independent editorial committee from a pool of 140 photographers nominated by 26 international editors, curators, and educators. “I anticipate this group of visual artists will produce transcendent and extraordinary photography in 2016 and well beyond. They are a remarkable group of talented, diverse, and devoted people,” said editorial committee member James Wellford.

Danny Wilcox Frazier: “Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie” (United States)

Since 2003, I have photographed the impact of depopulation on rural communities across the Midwest and Great Plains. Nationally, rural communities have lost more than 12 million people since 2000. The most recent census puts its share of the nation’s population at just 16% – the lowest in recorded history and down from 72% a century ago. My photographs do not shy away from the economic struggles many people face in rural communities due to out-migration. More importantly though, this project recognizes and celebrates those individuals working to maintain their culture and identity in these forgotten communities.

Chaupadi

Poulomi Basu “A Ritual of Exile: Blood Speaks” (Nepal)

A Ritual of Exile documents the dangerous rituals and practices, which subjugate women throughout South Asia under the guise of religion. This project details the practice of Chhaupadi in remote western Nepal, where menstruating women are exiled to  makeshift huts for the superstitious beliefs that their blood is impure. A perpetuated human rights violation to women, it strips them of their dignity and treats them like animals. They are untouchables. A polluting agent to be feared and shunned, their touch will bring calamity and sickness to men, even to animals.

VII All at Once Giveaway

We are giving away 7 discounted spots for VII All At Once — a workshop with the photographers of VII in Barcelona from June 9-13, 2016. University students that are currently enrolled in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography programs may enter for a chance to win a special discounted rate of €550 for the 5 day program.

In addition, one grand prize of free enrollment will be offered for this once in a lifetime opportunity to work with and learn from the photographers and filmmakers of VII Photo.

Enter for a chance to win using one, or more, of the methods below. The more entries you submit, the greater your chances of winning!

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  • Anush Babajanyan
  • Zackary Canepari
  • Jessica Dimmock
  • Linda Bournane Engelberth
  • Danny Wilcox Frazier
  • Ziyah Gafic
  • Mary Gelman
  • Ashley Gilbertson
  • Ron Haviv
  • Ed Kashi
  • Maciek Nabrdalik
  • Ilvy Njiokiktjien
  • Nichole Sobecki

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  • Jocelyn Bain Hogg
  • Philip Blenkinsop
  • Eric Bouvet
  • Stefano De Luigi
  • Gary Knight
  • Joachim Ladefoged
  • Paul Lowe
  • Christopher Morris
  • Seamus Murphy
  • Franco Pagetti
  • Espen Rasmussen
  • Daniel Schwartz
  • Maggie Steber
  • John Stanmeyer
  • Sara Terry
  • Tomas van Houtryve
  • The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Mentor Program

  • Taha Ahmad
  • Forough Alaei
  • Ali Arkady
  • Zinyange Auntony
  • Leonardo Carrato
  • Fabiola Ferrero
  • Swarat Ghosh
  • Hector Guerrero
  • Christopher Lee
  • Esther Ruth Mbabazi
  • Fred Ramos
  • Prin Rodriguez
  • Valentina Sinis
  • Line Ørnes Søndergaard
  • Mathias Svold
  • Nolan Ryan Trowe

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