VII Photo Agency international photojournalists travel to Maine each year to lead Master Classes, sponsored by Canon.
John Stanmeyer joins the Workshops’ faculty for the first time this summer, teaching a VII Master Class August 9 – 15.
photo by John Stanmeyer
VII derives its name from the number of founding photojournalists who, in September 2001, formed this collectively owned agency. Designed from the outset to be an efficient, technologically enabled distribution hub for some of the world's finest photojournalism, VII has been responsible for creating and relaying to the world many of the images that define the turbulent opening years of the 21st century. While the stark realities of the battlefield loom large, VII turns its gaze with equal intensity to more subtle forms of conflict, documenting the changes and development of society and culture worldwide. Each photographer is inspired by an array of often very different motivations, and it is from this breadth of reference that the agency draws its originality and strength.
Ron Haviv returns to lead his Master Class September 13 - 19.