VII Academy part­ners with the YMCA of Greater Boston

Written on January 14, 2021, post­ed in News

The VII Academy is excit­ed to announce its first pro­gram in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the YMCA Boston.

Project Development: Photography with a Purpose with Myanmar Deitta

Written on January 7, 2021, post­ed in Preview

For two weeks in January, Philip Blenkinsop, Linda Bournane-Engelberth and Nicole Tung will be work­ing with 15 early-career pho­tog­ra­phers from Myanmar, look­ing at the devel­op­ment of pho­to­graph­ic projects with mean­ing and pur­pose.

Youth Program with the Bronx Documentary Center

Written on October 30, 2020, post­ed in News

Ashley Gilbertson of VII Photo teach­ing at the Bronx Documentary Center. ©Michael Kamber for the Bronx Documentary Center

Bronx Documentary Center
Fall 2020

Most of our pro­grams at the VII Academy are aimed at visu­al jour­nal­ists who are either embark­ing on their career or who work in the media already but need the boost a more for­mal edu­ca­tion can pro­vide. However, this autumn we’re reach­ing out to a new group of young peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers with a com­mit­ment to pho­to­jour­nal­ism, with the goal of engag­ing them with the inte­gral skills of jour­nal­ism and ethics.

The William Gross and Jennifer Stengaard Gross Scholarship

Written on August 5, 2020, post­ed in News

From the project, “Mother Died and Time Passed.” ©Mushfiq Mahbub Turjo

October 2020 - July, 2022

Since last year the VII Academy has pro­vid­ed The William Gross and Jennifer Stengaard Gross Scholarship for a high-achieving pho­tog­ra­ph­er from the major­i­ty world to attend the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication (LCC, University of London Arts). The first schol­ar­ship for the aca­d­e­m­ic years run­ning from October 2019 to July 2021 was grant­ed to Mushfiq Mahbub Turjo, an out­stand­ing pho­tog­ra­ph­er from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photographers can apply until September 11th, 2020 for this year’s schol­ar­ship.

The Srebrenica 2020 instal­la­tion pre­sent­ed by The VII Academy and The VII Foundation

Written on July 13, 2020, post­ed in News

©Ziyah Gafic / VII.

July 11, 2020
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Srebrenica 2020 instal­la­tion at the Srebrenica Memorial Center opened on the 25th anniver­sary of the geno­cide in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The new exhib­it, pre­sent­ed by the VII Academy and The VII Foundation, aims to con­tex­tu­al­ize the events that took place in Srebrenica in July 1995.

The VII Academy’s first sem­i­nar under­way for indige­nous Pacific Islanders

Written on July 2, 2020, post­ed in News

Climate change: Chief of Piul island sits on the trunk of a coconut tree which he said used to be the shore­line when he was grow­ing up. Carteret Atolls, Papua New Guinea, 2009. © Ben Bohane

The VII Academy has been plan­ning an in-person sem­i­nar for Pacific Islanders for some time, but logis­tics for trav­el across the Pacific region proved cost­ly in both mon­e­tary and eth­i­cal terms–how could we bring 14 stu­dents from across the Pacific togeth­er with­out burn­ing tonnes of jet fuel? As COVID-19 trav­el restric­tions forced the VII Academy to move online, it was an oppor­tune moment to launch our first sem­i­nar for indige­nous Pacific Islanders.

Review: Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) Spring Scholarships

Written on June 10, 2020, post­ed in Review

The Danish School of Media and Journalism Spring 2020 semes­ter is com­ing to its end this June. We asked Solmaz Daryani and Sabry Khaled what they thought of DMJX Photo 1, the 6-month pro­gram to which they were grant­ed a full schol­ar­ship by VII Academy. (Image © Solmaz Daryani)

Grantee: VII Academy sup­ports Sirkhane Darkroom for Syrian Refugees

Written on March 29, 2020, post­ed in Grantee

Participants of Sirkhane Darkroom pos­ing with cam­eras dur­ing the work­shop. ©Serbest Salih

Presenter: Serbest Salih

In the Southeast of Turkey, a small mobile dark­room shines a light in the lives of chil­dren dis­placed by the Syrian con­flict. Run by pho­tog­ra­ph­er Serbest Salih, him­self a Syrian refugee, Sirkhane DARKROOM is a pho­tog­ra­phy school cur­rent­ly sit­u­at­ed in Mardin Istasyon, an imporver­ished neigh­bour­hood in the city of Nusaybin. The chil­dren in the pro­gram use inex­pen­sive com­pact film cam­eras to doc­u­ment their lives, and learn how to devel­op and print in the dark­room.

Review: Lecture: The Breakup: Photographs from 1991-2000

Written on January 21, 2020, post­ed in Review, Sarajevo

A Serbian cou­ple kiss­es after the fall of Vukovar, Fall 1991. © Ron Haviv / VII

November 19, 2019
Presenters Ron Haviv and Christopher Morris

For the first time ever, pho­tog­ra­phers Christopher Morris and Ron Haviv spoke togeth­er about their images from the dis­so­lu­tion of the Former Yugoslavia. Moderated in con­ver­sa­tion by Image of War Zagreb Director Danilo Gregovic, the dis­cus­sion touched on some of the most famous images of the var­i­ous wars and the sto­ries behind them.

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