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Student Photos from my Denver Workshop

This past weekend was spent in Denver, conducting a two day workshop in collaboration with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. I had a great group of participants and we went out to shoot on Sunday April 28 in the downtown area. It was a beautiful, brightly lit day, with...

April 30, 2013

April 29, 2013

Looking at Democracy

  Talking Eyes Media (TEM) is competing in the Looking@Democracy Challenge with their recent film, “Bring it to the Table.” This film is aimed at “bridging political divides and elevating the national conversation” by asking people from all over the country to sit down at their traveling table and openly...

April 25, 2013

Solo La Caña

The Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu) epidemic is effecting nearly 70% of some communities of sugar cane workers in Nicaragua.  The resulting fatalities of CKDu have left many families without a father and many women without husbands. As a result the community of La Isla has been...

April 22, 2013

Inspiration for Szeroki Kadr

Online Polish magazine, Szeroki Kadr gathers and organizes a board of relevant information about photography. This collection includes technical articles, upcoming competitions, and inspirational photographers. We are excited to hear their most recent featured inspiration is Ed Kashi (VII). Check out the post containing an array of Ed’s images that...

April 22, 2013

Ethnic Profiling in Europe

  Last year, Ed Kashi (VII) collaborated with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) to address the issue of Ethnic Profiling in Europe. Police in the UK frequently use stop and search tactics in attempts to combat crime. The usage of stop and search methods has increased, however, the effectiveness has taken a downturn. Very...

April 18, 2013

VII Shoot Workshop – Italy

    May 3 – 5, VII will be hosting a series of events including: VII Shoot, VII Lunch, VII Uncommissioned, and VII Night as a part of the Fotografia Europea 2013 photo festival in Reggio Emilio, Italy. VII Shoot offers the opportunity for 16 students to attend a...

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VII is an agency that was formed in 2001 by seven of the world’s leading photojournalists. Now comprised of 23 members, VII is committed to documenting the  environmental, social, and political conflicts of our world. Some of the photographers represented by this agency have brought their work together to create...

April 11, 2013

April 08, 2013

Dynamic Trio of Documentary Photographers

Ken Light is a social documentary photographer and professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Ken has worked on projects ranging in topics from death row to coal mining legacies. His most recent book, Valley of Shadows and Dreams, was a collaboration with his wife, Melanie Light, in which they “dig deep...

April 04, 2013

Photojournalisms screening at Montclair Film Festival

The Montclair Film Festival is an annual film screening event held in Montclair, New Jersey. A diverse variety of films are shown during the week long event. Artistic director of the event, Thom Powers says,  “We set out to curate a festival that is unique to this community”. This year’s festival...

April 01, 2013

Blue Earth

Photography has a very special power to inspire change. Photojournalists documenting worldwide issues bring home new perspectives on other cultures and concerns. Spreading the word in a way that reaches people on another level is critical in catalyzing action for change. Blue Earth is an organization that supports photography...