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Apply now for a scholarship to attend this Masterclass led by VII Photo Agency’s Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur. With this online workshop, the participants will learn from this dynamic team, who, over the past 25 years, have collaborated on major documentary projects looking at a wide range of issues such as aging, healthcare, refugees, and immigration.
With guidance and expert advice, your work will grow, and importantly, you’ll learn how to produce a long-term project from start to finish. You’ll also learn the intricacies turning your passion into a workable idea. You will learn research methods, best practices for gaining access and creating trust with your contacts and subjects, and the importance of commitment to one project. What’s important is clarity of purpose and setting achievable goals.
Working on personal projects and long-term work is paramount to developing a more intimate practice that will endure the tribulations of this profession; these kinds of projects also make you stand out.
With editorial photography changing so dramatically, there has never been a greater need for a documentary photographer to be able to put a personal stamp on their work. In this masterclass, there will be an emphasis on helping students develop their personal vision and unique styles.
For full schedule and course description, please visit the Masterclass’s page on the VII Interactive website.
Okrika is a troubled area near Port Harcourt that has oil, refineries, pipelines and violence. Factional fighting is common here. Fishing is struggling, like in most of the delta, but was once the main source of employment. Scenes of community life around the NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum) pipelines that run directly through this community. ©Ed Kashi / VII
“While it is no mystery that Ed can capture inspiring moments through his lens, it is his immense heart, gentle soul and supportive spirit that make him such an amazing teacher. He truly gets to know individuals he mentors and offers a perfect balance of real, constructive feedback, but also guidance to help his students reach their full potential, even when it is beyond what they can see for themselves.” – Amy Smith
“Ed Kashi is an inspiring photographer and teacher, he stands out because of his human values and sensibility which I consider the most important factors for a documentary photographer.” – André Novais
“I have taken two workshops with Ed Kashi. Not only is he an inspiring photographer and great teacher, but he is an exceptional human being who makes you want to get out there with your camera and do good things for others in this world. As he has done. And so necessary in these times…” – Rudi Dundas
Scholarships are closed for entry.
For those who wish to guarantee themselves a spot, you can participate through a paid placement via the VII Interactive website.