to Oct 21

Nature: Through Her Eyes Festival

The VII Academy, a project of the VII Foundation and partner of the VII Photo Agency, will be 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.

The festival will be held in the dynamic city of Perpignan, France from October 18-21st, 2019. Presenters hail from the media, literature, academia and research, and legal and commercial worlds. Programming will include professional workshops, seminars, film screenings, and mentoring.

Admission is free and certain events will be open to the public. Read more about this event at naturethroughhereyes.com

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to May 11

VII in Sarajevo: A Festival of the Image

  • Hamdije Kresevljakovica 13 Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia (map)
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From May 9th-11th, the newly formed VII Academy, a project of the VII Foundation and partner of the VII Photo Agency, will host a three-day festival of photography and visual journalism in Sarajevo, Bosnia. This educational event is free and open to all, and includes presentations by VII Photo Agency photographers, discussion panels focusing on media and visual journalism, film screenings, portfolio reviews, and much more.


Join photographers including Ed Kashi and Christopher Morris as they delve into their most challenging projects, sharing insight in the what and how of shaping stories—and publishing them.

Listen to and pose questions to our panel of journalists and thinkers from across the Balkans and surrounding countries as they address topics that include women in the region’s media and the role of journalism in this post-conflict society.

Sign up during online registration for one-on-one portfolio sessions with photographers from VII Photo Agency.

Join us for evening sessions enjoying VII’s latest film projects.

Exhibitions, a walking tour of the city, networking events, and more will round out our schedule of events during three days that celebrate visual media and the city of Sarajevo.

Photo of Lukomir by Ziyah Gafic / VII Photo Agency

Photo of Lukomir by Ziyah Gafic / VII Photo Agency

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to Jul 9

Voice Of Freedom: Photography by women who have escaped slavery

  • Sala Novecento, Palazzo San Daniele - Polo del '900 (map)
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Ten Nigerian women who escaped slavery and the traumatic experience of trafficking tell their stories through photography. By reversing the classic photographic viewpoint, Voice of Freedom puts the victims behind the camera, rather than in front of the lens, offering the women the opportunity to tell their stories in the first person, from their own perspective. The result of this project is extraordinary both for the quality of the photos and for the accompanying narratives, which are by the women themselves.

The images on show and the dramatic narratives that accompany them, apart from their profound and moving artistic value, offer a significant testimony on the issue of trafficking in human beings. Once in Italy, after arduous trips from Africa, these women became prisoners of traffickers and slavers and were often forced into prostitution. They managed to get out of this situation thanks to the Piam Onlus shelter in Asti, which welcomed and helped them.

The exhibition, in the Sala '900 of Palazzo San Daniele of the Polo del' 900, will be inaugurated on June 20th on World Refugee Day.

The photographs will be on show until 8 July. Free entry.

The exhibition is produced by Voice of Freedom, an organization based in the United Kingdom that uses participatory photography to work with women victims of trafficking.

The exhibition is sponsored by Canon and The VII Foundation.

Photograph by Efe Bella, Courtesy of Voice of Freedom

Photograph by Efe Bella, Courtesy of Voice of Freedom

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6:00 PM18:00

MVP Exhibition. United Nations.

The exhibit "Millennium Villages Project (MVP) – A photographic essay on sustainable development" is on display until 27 December 2016.

This photo exhibition focuses on four projects implemented by the Millennium Villages in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, and Senegal. Led by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project contributed to eliminating extreme poverty in ten- African countries over ten years (2005-2015) thanks to its integrated approach to rural development. By showing that lives can be improved through small investments in agriculture, health, education, infrastructure, and business development, MVP provides a blueprint for future sustainable development projects.

The exhibition is organized by the Earth Institute at Columbia University and VII Agency. It is endorsed by the Office of the Secretary-General.

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