1st session: September 13-16, 2018 with Ed Kashi and Maggie Steber
2nd session: December 13-16, 2018 with Ilvy Njiokiktjien and Sara Terry
3rd session: March 14-17, 2019 with Ziyah Gafic and Tomas Van Houtryve
Masterclass Leaders: Stefano De Luigi and Maciek Nabrdalik
About the Masterclass
The VII Masterclass is the most ambitious and exhaustive training program available. Aimed at developing and consolidating new talent in documentary photography and photojournalism over the course of seven months, it is only offered every other year and takes place in three sessions of four days each. The key objective of this Masterclass is to allow time for progress to develop and for the long-term structure to have a lasting contribution to your professional training. Within each Masterclass session, Stefano de Luigi, Maciek Nabrdalik and the other VII tutors will invite international photography professionals, including critics, photo editors and festival directors, to present and critique.
You will complete a personal project during the Masterclass under the supervision of an assigned master photographer, who will also monitor you through a number of Skype calls.
The course masters range from VII photographers to numerous other internationally renowned professionals from the photography industry.
Unfolding world complexities—a distinctive signature of VII photographers—is an extremely difficult task, yet a necessary one for sketching the features of our new globalised society. Humanity’s most pressing issues, such as famine, climate change, conflicts, international geopolitics and economics, are among the themes that VII photographers have always investigated, performing a challenging but vital duty that has contributed to the narration of the rapid changes of our contemporary world.
Taking after the strong independent identity of the agency, the VII Masterclass offers you an extensive and unbiased overview of the photographic industry as a whole. Meeting photographers from outside the agency, investigating new platforms for image sharing, visiting exhibition venues and learning about their editorial choices are all elements that contribute to making the VII Masterclass.
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