Wilmarie Deetlefs, 24, together with her boyfriend, Zakithi Buthelezi, 27, on a night out in Johannesburg, South Africa on Nov. 1, 2018. They are both part of South Africa’s ‘born free generation,’ youngsters who were born around the ending of the racial segregation system, apartheid. ©Ilvy Njiokiktjien/VII


Ed Kashi & Ilvy Njiokiktjien — Photography Career Sustainability and Video Storytelling Essentials

THREE-DAY WORKSHOP IN ARLES, FRANCE
JUNE 29 – JUNE 30 –  JULY 1
900 US DOLLARS PER PERSON

In this comprehensive three-day workshop, photographers Ivy Njiokiktjien and Ed Kashi will guide participants through essential strategies for building a sustainable career in the photography industry, with a focus on funding, pitching, and diversifying into video storytelling.

Language: English
Skill Levels: All
What to Bring: Camera, Laptop, Software to edit/select images (examples: Lightroom, Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, Bridge). Work samples: Bring your work samples on your laptop, a drive to transfer to the instructor’s laptop, or provide links for sharing with the class; Camera (optional): If you have operational questions or want to shoot something to review during the workshop, feel free to bring your camera. 

The price for this three-day workshop includes access to a closed lecture with James Nachtwey and a private reception on the evening of Sunday, June 30, at The VII Foundation in Arles.

Please ensure that you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions before enrolling in this workshop.

Ilvy Njiokiktjien is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist based in the Netherlands. She has worked in many parts of the world, with a focus on Africa. As a news and documentary photographer, she covers current affairs and contemporary social issues. She was born in the Netherlands, and, after leaving school, she studied for a year in South Dakota (USA) before returning home to study journalism and photography. She graduated in 2006 and started working as a freelance photographer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, STERN, Telegraph Magazine and many others. Her pictures have been exhibited in several museums and photo festivals. After working on a story about right-wing organization Kommandokorps in South Africa, she was listed by PDN as one of the “30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch.” She was also named as one of 12 participants in the 2012 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Accolades include a Canon AFJ Award, two World Press Photo Awards, and two POYi’s Awards. In 2013, Ilvy Njiokiktjien became Photographer of the Nation in The Netherlands.

Portrait of Ed Kashi. © Kristin Reimer

Ed Kashi is a renowned photojournalist who uses photography, filmmaking, and social media to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times. He is also a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers worldwide and lectures frequently on visual storytelling, human rights, and the world of media.

He has covered topics as diverse as the impact of oil in Nigeria, the protestant community in Northern Ireland, the lives of Jewish settlers in the West Bank, the impact of an aging society through his groundbreaking project, Aging in America, climate change, the plight of Syrian refugees, and the global epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease among agricultural workers. A sensitive eye and an intimate and compassionate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his intense and unsparing work. A member of VII Photo since 2010, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.