Why do you do your work? What compels you to choose your projects? As a visual storyteller who for decades has focused on some of the most important issues of my time, I have found in recent years greater opportunities and satisfaction in working with non-traditional editorial type clients to produce meaningful photo essays and short documentary films on issues I care about.
At this time of crisis, it is important to acknowledge the gendered nuances of the impact of climate change, and how women are playing leading roles in affirmative climate action. To mark World Environment Day on the 5th June, this symposium brings together a range of women producing work that is challenging the stereotypes of the visual representation of climate change.
This live event is on June 15, 2020 at 16:00 CET/10:00 EDT. Join us for a book club meeting with guest Charlotte Schmitz as she discusses her book La Puente. Women are misrepresented, and underrepresented in all forms of media and sex work is no exception. The majority of sex workers are women, yet most visual projects are done by men and often fail to accentuate how women want to be seen. La Puente gives a new perspective on a…
For many of us, the very idea of photography has become difficult or impossible in recent weeks, yet it remains a fundamental part of our lives. Social distancing, quarantine, and our anxiety for those we love might stop us from going for a stroll outside with a camera and attending a workshop, festival, or seminar. But it doesn't shut down a conversation.
VII Interactive is a new way of reaching out and sharing content and information, creating dialogue, and learning from each other. We are building different platforms within the VII ecosystem.
Through the VII Agency, we are inviting some of the world's leading curators, writers, and thinkers on photography to select stories and write essays. You will see pieces from Geoff Dyer, Anne Wilkes Tucker, Hilary Roberts, John Edwin Mason, Alessia Glaviano, and Stephen Mayes, among others. We will offer online portfolio reviews, share insight on our professional practice, and we will continue to bring you new stories and ideas. We are sharing our favorite books and insights on how some of our signature projects get made. This space will be a formidable forum for an intellectual and visual exchange of ideas.
Along with the VII Academy, where the focus is on democratizing photography by providing tuition-free education in the majority world and other underrepresented communities, we are taking our entire teaching platform online. We are designing interactive workshops and masterclasses that, while held in a virtual space, reach beyond the model of the downloadable instructional video and engage in one to one teaching with VII photographers and other leading teachers directly.
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