The first ses­sion of the Sarajevo Seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice was an ori­en­ta­tion week dur­ing which the par­tic­i­pants were intro­duced to some of the fun­da­men­tal require­ments of inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ism. These include con­tem­po­rary method­olo­gies of  doc­u­men­tary and jour­nal­is­tic prac­tice, ethics, basics of writ­ten report­ing (AP style), visu­al lit­er­a­cy, aes­thet­ics and image con­struc­tion. All lec­tures…

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Throughout the three days, Linda, Nichole and Sara reviewed each participant’s work in group cri­tiques, giv­ing advice about how to devel­op their images and sto­ries. If the pho­tog­ra­ph­er had a body of work she had already start­ed, this work­shop was aimed at help­ing the pho­tog­ra­ph­er devel­op her ideas and take her work into new direc­tions.…

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Daniel Schwartz (group): The class of “After the Image 2019” with tutors Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz of VII Photo Agency. ©Daniel Schwartz / VII Philip Blenkinsop: Daniel Schwartz in dis­cus­sion with stu­dents from “After the Image 2019”. ©Philip Blenkinsop / VII This work­shop took place as a part of the VII Academy’s VII in…

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Guests min­gle at the open­ing of “Her Take: (Re)thinking Masculinity”, a group exhi­bi­tion by the sev­en women of the VII Photo Agency. ©Linda Bournane Engelberth / VII Nichole Sobecki is inter­viewed by local news media before the open­ing of “Her Take: (Re)thinking Masculinity.” ©Linda Bournane Engelberth / VII VII Photo Agency’s Danny Wilcox Frazier (right)…

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