Canon Miraisha and VII Academy: Séminaire Afrique Francophone

Peu de temps après que le gouvernement du Nigeria déclare un confinement total à Lagos et à Abuja en raison de la pandémie due au COVID-19,  aidé d’une brouette, un garçon vend des oignons à Osapa London, Lekki. Lagos, Nigeria, le 24 Avril 2020. ©Adetona Omokanye / Shortly after the government of Nigeria declares a […]

Canon Miraisha and VII Academy: Stories of the World Through Your Lens

Mr. Gonzaga Yiga, 49, the chairperson of Kansanga Kiwafu Zone B in Kampala walks through his village alerting people to the dangers of COVID-19 every morning and evening, reminding people to wash their hands, social distance, and stay at home to prevent COVID-19. Gonzaga started this after the government announced the outbreak of COVID-19 in […]

Foundry Photojournalism Workshop 2021

©Zahara Abdul Description Now in its thirteenth year, the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop offers majority world students and those from underrepresented communities in G20 countries who could not otherwise afford it a chance to learn from some of the world’s most well-respected photojournalists and photography professionals. In 2021, Foundry brings participants together to learn visual journalism in […]

Pacific Digital Storytellers

Tampa, Florida, USA, Oct. 31, 2005. ©Christopher Morris / VII DESCRIPTION VII Academy has partnered with Creative New Zealand to provide a program for eight Pasifika creatives from Aotearoa. Over a period of 12 weeks, this interdisciplinary Level 1 seminar will be led by VII photographer Christopher Morris, who will be supported by Pacific photographer Raymond […]

Myanmar in Crisis

A group that included monks later identified as members of the ultranationalist “Patriotic Young Monks Union”, including Pyinnyawuntha, a well-known participant in the pro-military rallies, used metal bars to attack cars and their drivers that were blocking traffic as part of the civil disobedience campaign against military rule before taking refuge in the adjacent Shwe […]

New Waves of Documentary, Practice as Research

A nine month mentorship program by the VII Academy and Pathshala South Asia Media Institute for emerging photographers from the region of South Asia. Research plays a critical role in photographic practice and is especially important while doing personal, intimate, and investigative works. The program for nine participants will begin from the preliminary framing of […]

Words and Pictures: The Art of Writing Project Statements and Grant Proposals

Liliesleaf Farm, Johannesburg, Gauteng from the chapter “Landscapes from Nelson Mandela’s South Africa” of the book “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons From Africa.” In the early 1960s, Liliesleaf Farm was secretly used by members of the ANC, including Nelson Mandela, who lived at the farm under the assumed name of David Motsamayi, as a worker in […]

South and Central America: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Seminar, Level 1

Installation from GetxoPhoto International Image festival of Haley Morris-Cafiero project, The Bully Pulpit ©Monica Allende Blues Skies Project exhibition at Fitzrovia Chapel during PhotoLondon 2019 ©Monica Allende Apply Now Scholarships Eligible applicants (see details at the top of the page) who wish to be considered acceptance to this tuition-free program should complete the application form […]

Sarajevo Seminar For Documentary and Narrative Practice 2021

Lukomir. ©Ziyah Gafic / VII Apply Now Scholarships Eligible applicants (see details at the top of the page) who wish to be considered acceptance to this tuition-free program should complete the application form linked below. Please register for AwardForce, and then select the category of “VII Academy” and then the name of this program. Scholarship […]

Amplifying Student Voices

The government decided to reopen liquor shops in India to help boost the country’s economy a little–but those queuing for alcohol disregarded social distancing recommendation. There were long lines and crowds waiting to buy liquor. Mumbai, India. © Gautam Doshi Amplifying Student Voices was an education forum that started on April 20, 2020 for alumni […]