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.

Review: Nature: Through Her Eyes Festival

Written on January 15, 2020, post­ed in News, Review

Eden Robinson and Bénédicte Meillon laugh dur­ing the pan­el dis­cus­sion “Writing Nature: From a Female POV—How it could save the world” on Sunday October 20, 2019 at the Nature: Through Her Eyes fes­ti­val. © Stephane Ferrer Yulianti

October 18-21, 2019
Perpignan, France

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

Written on January 6, 2020, post­ed in News, Review

Four stu­dents attend­ed the Photo 1 pro­gram at DMJX dur­ing the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semes­ters with the sup­port of the Alexandra Boulat Grant and the Shahidul Alam Grant.

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

Written on November 25, 2019, post­ed in News, Review

© Post-Conflict Research Center

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

Written on November 13, 2019, post­ed in Review, Sarajevo

Students and tutors of the Sarajevo Seminar for Documentary and Narrative Practice. From left to right: Zijah Gafić, Mitar Simkić, Anđela Petrovski, Imrana Kapetanović, Andrei Pungovschi, Nerma Sofić, Petra Slobodnjak, Aleksandar Slavković, Paul Lowe, Anastas Tarpanov, Armin Graca, Matjaz Rust, Sandra Juniči, Iza Štrumbelj Oblak, Hasnija Zulić, Marko Risović, Dimitris Rapakousis and Ana Paunković.

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.

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