Grantee: VII Academy supports Sirkhane Darkroom for Syrian Refugees
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
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.
Review: Nature: Through Her Eyes Festival
October 18-21, 2019
The Nature: Through Her Eyes festival was held in October 2019 in Perpignan, France to celebrate and create space for women’s accomplishments in the field of nature storytelling, exploring what a feminine perspective means to women in their portrayal of nature. This festival was a free event open to the public and supported the participation of panelists from across the world.
Review: Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) Scholarships
Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)
Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters
The VII Academy offers a number of full-tuition scholarships for students to attend The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX). Four students attended the Photo 1 program at DMJX during the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters with the support of the VII Academy and the VII Foundation.
Review: P-CRC Balkan Diskurs Youth Correspondents Training 2019
With funding from the VII Academy and the VII Foundation, and training support by VII Agency photographers Sara Terry and Maciek Nabrdalik, the Post-Conflict Research Center held its Balkan Diskurs Youth Correspondents Training in Sarajevo in May 2019 for nineteen Bosnian youth participants from thirteen different Bosnian cities.
Review: Sarajevo Seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice Session 1
September 21-28, 2019
Lead Instructors: Dr Paul Lowe and Ziyah Gafic
Sixteen students attended the introductory week of the multi-session training program in independent journalism.
Review: Seeing The Light: Rangoon Streets
October 16-21, 2019
Instructors: Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz
In October 2019, ten young Burmese photographers roamed Yangon with instructors Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz, who tutored them in the subtle art of street photography.
Partner: USM Modular Furniture
Thank you USM Switzerland for the chic and modern office furniture now installed in the VII Academy premises in Sarajevo!
The VII Academy thanks USM Modular Furniture for their generous donation to outfit the Sarajevo campus.
Check out the journey from Switzerland to Bosnia where installation was finished in time for the Sarajevo campus to open its doors to 15 students from the greater Balkan region.
Review: Human Stories: Finding the Personal
October 1- 6, 2019
Tutors Ed Kashi and Ilvy Njiokiktjien
This six-day VII Photo Agency workshop in Rotterdam, the Netherlands focused on teaching students how to tell visual stories about the human condition.