VII is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new education initiative offering storytelling workshops around the world for high school and college-age photographers.
Through a partnership with Rustic Pathways—an established provider of innovative, international student travel programs for 30 years—the renowned photojournalists of VII will guide small cohorts of students through an immersive learning experience.
This program is tailored specifically for students and young photographers who wish to develop skills in visual story telling. Working side-by-side with VII photographers as their mentors, students will be challenged and inspired to develop their photography while exploring the magic and complexity of another country. Groups will be limited to 16 participants and two mentors to make the most of opportunity for one-on-one time with their instructors. At the end of each program students will have built a portfolio that reflects their personal growth.
These programs are open to those interested in storytelling including, but not limited to, students of photography and journalism. Students will need to provide their own equipment but there are no prerequisites and we believe that stories can be told as effectively with a camera phone as with an expensive DSLR camera.
Applications will be accepting on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to applications submitted prior to March 1, 2014. To secure specially discounted airfare departing from NYC, flights must be purchased by March 15, 2014.