© Romain Laurendeau, 2017 Recipient of the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award
The Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award, sponsored for a third time by the LaScam (socie?te? civile des auteurs multimedia), has selected Romain Laurendeau as the 2017 grant winner.
The award of €8000 is designed to help a photographer carry out an original reporting project. It will be presented to Laurendeau at the evening show in Perpignan on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
The winner was chosen by a jury for his report on the secret and clandestine places in Algeria where young people experience freedom in all its forms, far from the gaze of society and its dangerous stigmatization.
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To celebrate the agency’s fifteen year anniversary, VII is offering a very special edition of our VII print sale: iconic prints.
For this print sale, every member of the agency has selected one of their most iconic images including work from Ron Haviv’s Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal; Antonin Kratochvil’s Broken Dream; and Ashley Gilbertson’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Each 8×10 photograph is hand-signed by the photographer. They are printed on museum grade archival C-Type paper at New York City’s top photographic lab and are beautifully backed and sleeved in fully archival materials. Each print is embossed with the VII logo, and comes with a certificate of authenticity printed on museum quality acid-free paper.
These remarkable images will not be offered again by our photographers in a small print sale – there will not be another chance to own one of these important images at this price.
In addition, to celebrate this special anniversary, VII is offering a full box set of all eighteen images. Prints will be presented in a specially made fully archival box, with the VII logo on the front panel. The cost of a box set is $1500.
The sale begins on May 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT and concludes on June 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT.
The photographers of VII have relentlessly chronicled modern history and been present at most of the world’s conflicts since the early 1980s. Since the agency’s inception on September 10, 2001, VII has been deeply committed to communicating vital stories of those affected by social injustices and uprooted by war. With integrity at the core of its mission, VII has continuously been documenting the world that we live in.
All proceeds from this print sale will go towards advancing the agencies core mission: truth and justice.
The prints will be sent using United States Postal Service using certified mail and will take between three to four weeks from the end of the sale to arrive. Box sets, custom made to order, will be shipped using the same service and will arrive approximately four to five weeks after the sale concludes.
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VII is offering a limited amount of scholarship slots to photographers of the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) to Ron Haviv and Gary Knight’s Visual Storytelling Workshop in Sarajevo.
To apply, please send a portfolio of no more than 20 photos made up of a story, stories or single images via WeTransfer or Hightail to email@example.com. Please also include a 500-word essay about your motivation to photograph and attach a CV in English.
Files should be 2000px on the longest side at 72 DPI. Filenames should include your name and images should be captioned in English.
The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 25, 2017.
The workshop will be held from June 16 to 22, 2017 in Sarajevo, Bosnia. No expenses will be provided through scholorship — only tuition is waived.
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Photo by Ashley Gilbertson / VII of Halsey Street in Newark, NJ on September 3, 2015.
Newest Americans, a digital storytelling initiative and a collaboration between Rutgers University-Newark, Talking Eyes Media and VII Photo Agency, has been awarded a Community Conversations grant of $310,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant will support media production for documenting the immigrant histories of three Newark neighborhoods, media training in Newark high schools, public humanities programming, and a Newark History Bus that will serve as a mobile neighborhood museum and digital media lab.
Find out more about the grant here and check out the latest issue of the Newest Americans here.