Review: Chobi Mela

Written on March 15, 2019, post­ed in News, Review

©Ron Haviv / VII Photo

February 28-March 9, 2019
Dhaka, Bangladesh

In 2019, the VII Academy sup­port­ed three work­shops and mul­ti­ple port­fo­lio reviews at the Chobi Mela fes­ti­val. Fifty-nine stu­dents received schol­ar­ships to par­tic­i­pate in one of three work­shops: “Your Photojournalism Survival Kit” with Ron Haviv; “Learning to See” with Christopher Morris; and “A Better Future For Independent Journalists” with Vaughan Smith. Eleven stu­dents attend­ed port­fo­lio review ses­sions with Gary Knight and Anush Babajanyan.

Review: Burmese Days: Documenting an Extraordinary Voyage of Discovery

Written on December 12, 2018, post­ed in News, Review

“Burmese Days” stu­dents, Rita Khin (pho­tograph­ing) and Ko Myo (look­ing on), under the men­tor­ship of Philip Blenkinsop and Daniel Schwartz on the streets of Moulmein, Burma. December 2018. ©Philip Blenkinsop / VII

December 1, 2018 - December 7, 2018
Instructors: Daniel Schwartz, Philip Blenkinsop

Seven days with instruc­tors Daniel Schwartz and Philip Blenkinsop in Myanmar were spent observ­ing, build­ing con­fi­dence, and seek­ing out those spe­cial moments that as pho­tog­ra­phers we live for; doc­u­ment­ing them as they hap­pen, whether walk­ing the streets, jour­ney­ing by train, bus or boat or sim­ply sat at a tea shop watch­ing the world go by.

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