VII Academy offers a wide vari­ety of dynam­ic and inten­sive edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ences in dif­fer­ent regions with a diverse group of pho­tog­ra­phers. These are offered com­plete­ly free to select­ed appli­cants, all of whom come from the major­i­ty world and under­rep­re­sent­ed com­mu­ni­ties in G20 coun­tries.

To adapt to the glob­al COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, we are oper­at­ing two 12-week sem­i­nars online, as well as sup­port­ing a lim­it­ed num­ber of schol­ar­ships to VII Interactive work­shops and sem­i­nars.


June 1, 2020

Presented by VII Interactive

Web Design, Social Media Presence: Your Brand and Identity Fundamentals with Giorgio Baravalle

Project, Workshop | Online
The VII Academy is pleased to offer schol­ar­ships to this work­shop, which is designed to help pho­tog­ra­phers and visu­al sto­ry­tellers under­stand the impor­tance of cre­at­ing a strong visu­al brand and iden­ti­ty. Each par­tic­i­pant will be able to leave this work­shop with a new web­site design and social media pres­ence. It’s geared to indi­vid­u­als inter­est­ed in under­stand­ing and improv­ing their brand vis­i­bil­i­ty whether in print­ed or dig­i­tal form.

Past pro­grams


February 24, 2020

Photographier Votre Monde : Workshop en RDC

Workshop | Kinshasa
A Kinshasa, la VII Académie vous pro­pose de mieux com­pren­dre et d’é­tudi­er la ques­tion du réc­it en pho­togra­phie. Photographie d’auteur ? Documentaire ? Photojournalisme ? Pour que cha­cun s’affirme ou se trou­ve, nous vous pro­posons de réalis­er dans le cadre de ce work­shop une série pho­tographique dans l’exercice du réc­it en pho­togra­phie.

February 17, 2020

BOLD Civic Engagement Workshop

Workshop | Sarajevo
The VII Academy with the sup­port of the US Embassy is run­ning a year long pro­gram in fact-based writ­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, and mul­ti­me­dia sto­ry­telling, draw­ing par­tic­i­pants from men and women from all com­mu­ni­ties in Bosnia and Herzegovina to encour­age and improve civic dis­course. Some of the world’s lead­ing jour­nal­ists, aca­d­e­mics and pub­lic intel­lec­tu­als from Harvard University, Northeastern University and the VII Photo Agency will pro­vide insight, men­tor­ing and train­ing to tack­le the fraught and com­plex issues impor­tant to the diverse com­mu­ni­ties liv­ing in the Bosnia. The pro­gram empha­sizes an eth­i­cal, col­lab­o­ra­tive and par­tic­i­pa­to­ry approach to jour­nal­is­tic prac­tice and dia­logue. VII Academy Sarajevo in part­ner­ship with the US Embassy in Sarajevo will award a num­ber of grants in the amount of $30,000 to the best BOLD project pro­pos­als in 2020. To be eli­gi­ble to apply for these grants, please reg­is­ter to attend the VII Academy BOLD Civic Engagement Workshop.

January 13, 2020

Seminar for Narrative and Documentary Practice 2019/2020, Session 2

Seminar | Sarajevo
The VII Academy is pleased to announce the first class of the Sarajevo sem­i­nar for Narrative and Documentary Practice 2019 / 2020 ded­i­cat­ed to young pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­phers from the wider Balkan region. The sec­ond ses­sion will run from January 13th to January 17th.

November 20, 2019

Vision Beyond Tomorrow: A Workshop with Ron Haviv and Christopher Morris

Workshop | Zagreb
The VII Academy in part­ner­ship with Image of War Zagreb: Museum of War Photography is pleased to announce its first work­shop in Zagreb, Croatia. This three-day tuition-free work­shop is taught by long-time friends, col­lab­o­ra­tors and co-founders of VII Photo agency, Ron Haviv and Christopher Morris.

November 19, 2019

The Breakup: Photographs from 1991-2000 by Ron Haviv and Christopher Morris

Lecture | Zagreb
For the first time ever, pho­tog­ra­phers Christopher Morris and Ron Haviv will speak togeth­er about their images from the dis­so­lu­tion of the Former Yugoslavia. Moderated in con­ver­sa­tion by War Photo Limited direc­tor Wade Goddard, the dis­cus­sion will touch on some of the most famous images of the var­i­ous wars and the sto­ries behind them.

October 18, 2019

Nature: Through Her Eyes Festival

Festival | Perpignan
The VII Academy is host­ing a spe­cial event cel­e­brat­ing and high­light­ing women’s roles in sto­ry­telling about nature and the envi­ron­ment, includ­ing writ­ers, pho­tog­ra­phers, film­mak­ers, as well as cam­era and sound oper­a­tors. We will be explor­ing what a fem­i­nine per­spec­tive means to women, what they bring in their art and why it is impor­tant for soci­ety as a whole. We will be giv­ing space for women’s ideas and work that are inno­v­a­tive and impor­tant for all audi­ences to see.

October 12, 2019

Presented by VII Photo:

Finding Your Visual Voice

Workshop | New York
This is a work­shop about the emo­tion­al and sub-conscious con­tent of photos–about how to make pho­tos that come from that place, and that help tru­ly define your own voice as a pho­tog­ra­ph­er.