Coming Soon: VII Masterclass Arles!

The VII Academy is renovating Le Grenier on the banks of the Rhone River in Arles, France. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this former provincial capital of Rome and home of Van Gogh is the location of the world’s leading festival of photography, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, as well as the French National School of Photography and the Luma Foundation.
VII Masterclass Arles will be held from September 2022 - March 2023​

About the VII Masterclass

The VII Masterclass is one of the most ambitious and exhaustive training programs available. It aims to develop and consolidate new talent in documentary photography and photojournalism over a period of three months. It is structured around three seminars with workshop sessions and multiple one-on-one interactions woven in between. The principal objective of this Masterclass is to allow time for progress to develop, and for the long-term structure to have a lasting contribution to your professional training. 

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Masterclass Leaders Stefano de Luigi and Maciek Nabrdalik will invite international photography professionals, including critics, photo editors, and festival directors, to present and critique your work during each session. Additionally, the following VII photographers will join as guest tutors over the course of the Masterclass: 

  • Philip Blenkinsop
  • Eric Bouvet
  • Linda Bournane Engelberth
  • Ilvy Njiokiktjien
  • Maggie Steber
  • Sara Terry

Building on the unique and independent identity of the agency, the VII Masterclass offers you an extensive and candid view of the photographic industry as a whole. Meeting photographers from outside the agency, investigating new platforms for image sharing, readings, and learning about their editorial choices are all elements that contribute to making the VII Masterclass.

All three sessions will take place at VII Academy in Arles, France