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How We Make Our Stories
 
A VII photographer in conversation with a colleague discusses the evolution of a signature project, from concept, through production to publication or exhibition. They will discuss how unforeseen problems were overcome, how they managed the project, how they adapted to changing circumstances, and how the project evolved in unimaginable ways.
 
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VII Interactive: Lecture. “Long-term Personal Projects” with Ilvy Njiokiktjien

April 9, 2020

During this lecture, Ilvy will guide us through the long and nuanced 12-year journey that became her signature project, 'Born Free — Mandela's Generation of Hope,' about South Africa's post-apartheid generation.  During the workshop, she will explain how she found the characters around whom the narrative of the story is constructed, and share insights into some of the delicate issues she had to confront within a continually evolving and turbulent environment. 'Born Free' is a book, an interactive website, a…

VII Interactive: Lecture. “Political Photography” with Christopher Morris

April 16, 2020

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VII Interactive: Lecture. “Photographing the Personal” with Maggie Steber

April 23, 2020

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VII Interactive: Lecture. “Fashion to War and back to Fashion” with Franco Pagetti

April 30, 2020

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VII Interactive: Lecture. “Think Big, Slow Down. Large Format Photography” with Eric Bouvet

May 7, 2020

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Photographers' stories, films, and portfolios are seldom viewed with any explanation of how the work was made. The images are usually seen with an accompanying story about the events or people portrayed that reflects the needs of the media who helped create the work. Looking back at some of our important stories, we think there is a lot to learn from understanding how and why the work was produced. For example, understanding what challenges needed to be overcome, learning what was and wasn’t photographed and why, or what images were selected for publication or rejected when the work was published in media at the time might help us understand the photographs or the events, differently.

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