VII Academy Grant with the National Museum of Bosnia – Herzegovina

VII Academy is proud to announce a grant opportunity in partnership with the National Museum of Bosnia – Herzegovina. The National Museum is currently preparing a publication on the archeological findings in one of the most important medieval archeological sites in the region: Bugojno, a large necropolis dating from the IXth-XVth century, an enduring testament […]

Photography from Pasifika: New Digital Storytellers in Aotearoa

VII Academy recently partnered with Creative New Zealand to provide a program for Pasifika creatives from Aotearoa. In the first workshop in the program, which was recently completed, VII photographer Christopher Morris, supported by Pacific photographer Raymond Sagapolutele, worked with nine emerging storytellers to develop new skills and new stories. To see and discuss the […]

Introducing the VII Academy Fellows 2022

VII Academy is thrilled to announce its latest initiative to support young photographers, especially those from the majority world and under-represented communities. The new VII Academy Fellowship program creates a mentorship and community space for early-career professionals and graduates of the VII Academy. We welcome fourteen participants from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas […]

Youth Voices Photo Exhibit in Boston

You’re invited to the opening of the Youth Voices Photo Exhibit at the Egleston YMCA! Come celebrate the stories of 16 young people in Boston through photography! Join us for the FIRST photography exhibit at the Egleston Square YMCA, which serves as a Teen Center for the YMCA of Greater Boston. The exhibit will have […]

VII Academy Sarajevo hosts 4th KUMA International Summer School

For two weeks the campus of VII Academy Sarajevo hosted students and lecturers of the 4th KUMA International Summer School. This edition of KUMA International Summer School in partnership with VII Academy Sarajevo brought together sixteen students from BiH, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Canada for a two-week educational program on “Borders and […]

VII Academy Celebrates Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Leadership

During the turbulent year of 2020/21, VII Academy Sarajevo worked with the next generation of civic leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina, supporting them on their path of community change making and active citizenship. Thirty young writers, artists, and community organizers engaged with BOLD, a youth leadership initiative created and supported by the US Embassy in […]

NEWF Divemaster Storytelling LAB

Film producer and director Jacqueline Farmer, co-founder of the Nature: Through Her Eyes festival, a VII Academy event, has just returned from a week in South Africa training a group of African women, all ocean and conservation scientists and filmmakers as part of the NEWF Decade Divemaster Storytelling LAB that aims to boost careers and […]

Dispatches in Exile Media Portal Is Live

Dispatches in Exile, the one-of-a-kind project led by VII Academy curator Ziyah Gafić in partnership with the International Organization for Migration, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has launched its online media portal, The website gives participants, who are people on the move through Bosnia and Herzegovina, a place to publish reports and stories that give insight […]

Nature Through Her Eyes Festival Works to Change an Industry

Issues examined by panelists and attendees of the event are now being addressed in the male-dominated world of natural history filmmaking. In September 2019, the VII Academy hosted a conference for women only, “Nature Through Her Eyes / Nature: Le Regard Feminin” in Perpignan, France, led by filmmaker Jacqueline Farmer. A first of its kind, the event […]