Installation from GetxoPhoto International Image fes­ti­val of Haley Morris-Cafiero project, The Bully Pulpit ©Monica Allende DESCRIPTION The VII Academy is tak­ing all its cours­es online for the fore­see­able future. We will resume res­i­den­tial cours­es at our cam­pus­es in Sarajevo and Arles when the envi­ron­ment is safe to do so. Access to our long term res­i­den­tial…

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Lukomir. ©Ziyah Gafic / VII DESCRIPTION The VII Academy is tak­ing all its cours­es online for the fore­see­able future. We will resume res­i­den­tial cours­es at our cam­pus­es in Sarajevo and Arles when the envi­ron­ment is safe to do so. Over a peri­od of nine months, this inter­dis­ci­pli­nary sem­i­nar will be led by instruc­tors Dr. Paul…

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Picture edit­ing and the idea and process behind online pre­sen­ta­tions will be a major part of this work­shop. ©Espen Rasmussen/VII DESCRIPTION As the plat­form for doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phy has moved from tra­di­tion­al print pub­li­ca­tions to online outlets–and media hous­es ask for work that is suit­able for online presentation–photographers must adapt their work accord­ing­ly.  Espen Rasmussen will…

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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…

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Left: Bishop Manyange Chenjerai sings his prayers to the Domboshawa moun­tains out­side Harare, Zimbabwe. © Nichole Sobecki / VII. Right: House of Culture in Arshaluys vil­lage, Armenia. © Anush Babajanyan / VII. DESCRIPTION Anush Babajanyan and Nichole Sobecki work in dif­fer­ent loca­tions and styles, but are unit­ed by a search for the per­son­al and essen­tial with­in the sto­ries…

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Climate change: peo­ple from the Carteret Atolls are already mov­ing to the main­land. They have been called the world’s first cli­mate refugees. Carteret Atolls, Papua New Guinea, 2009. © Ben Bohane DESCRIPTION This sem­i­nar for stu­dents who live across the Pacific region will be taught main­ly in English, with Ben Bohane using local lan­guages when…

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Farmer’s in Straholesie, Chernobyl Outskirts 2010 © Maciek Nabrdalik / VII Alyona, Saint-Petersburg: “Pig, sow, cow, oink-oink – I heard more often than my name. All the peo­ple in kinder­garten and school insist­ed that I quit danc­ing, a fat girl in danc­ing, sounds like a scan­dal!” October 27, 2018. From the sto­ry, “No Shame”, which…

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DESCRIPTION Over a peri­od of 12 weeks this inter­dis­ci­pli­nary sem­i­nar will be led by pho­tog­ra­ph­er Ali Arkady and will be com­ple­ment­ed with a series of pre­sen­ta­tions by lead­ing indus­try pro­fes­sion­als. During the sem­i­nar, you’ll explore how to devel­op a last­ing career in visu­al sto­ry telling, includ­ing con­ceiv­ing, research­ing and plan­ning sto­ry ideas. You’ll be exposed…

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©Linda Bournane Engelberth / VII Description Linda Bournane Engelberth has, for many years, worked with projects that focus on per­son­al and sub­jec­tive nar­ra­tives, where she builds projects from self-portraits and archive mate­r­i­al. In the strange time we are fac­ing where many of us have lim­it­ed access to meet oth­er peo­ple, it can be reward­ing to find…

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Introduction The work­shop address­es the crit­i­cal peri­od between the last phase of a pho­to­graph­ic project and the moment when you decide to look for a pub­lish­er. In oth­er words, the peri­od when you need to exer­cise the author’s author­i­ty but still want to lis­ten to those with expe­ri­ence in mak­ing books. At times, this peri­od…

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Farmers in Straholesie, Chernobyl region, Ukraine. ©Maciek Nabrdalik / VII Description Apply now to receive a schol­ar­ship to take part in The Original Masterclass (this time held online), a long-form course based around three, two-day inter­ac­tive group sem­i­nar ses­sions inter­spersed by two long inter­ac­tive work­shop ses­sions. This course includes group sem­i­nars with the tutors, one-on-one…

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A U.S. Secret Service agent stands guard dur­ing the land­ing of President Bush’s heli­copter, Marine One, in Nampa, Idaho, Aug. 24, 2005. ©Christopher Morris / VII Description The VII Academy is tak­ing all its cours­es online for the fore­see­able future. We will resume res­i­den­tial cours­es at our cam­pus­es in Arles and Sarajevo when the envi­ron­ment…

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1 er rég­i­ment d’in­fan­terie de l’ar­mée française en Afghanistan. Retour d’opéra­tion en val­lée de la Sirouby. Mai 2019. ©Eric Bouvet / VII DESCRIPTION Les cours de la VII Académie sont à présent tous en ligne, en for­ma­tions inter­ac­tives à dis­tance. Nous repren­drons les for­ma­tions sur nos cam­pus d’Arles et de Sarajevo dès qu’il sera pos­si­ble…

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