We will shortly be announcing our winter program.
The William Gross and Jennifer Stengaard Gross Scholarship
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
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
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
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
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.