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


Ilvy Njiokiktjien — Crafting a Sustainable Photography Career: Funding, Pitching, and Landing Assignments

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

In this three-day workshop, participants will learn essential strategies for building a sustainable career in the photography industry. The course will cover key topics such as grant writing, crowdfunding, pitching projects, and securing assignments. Attendees will gain valuable insights and practical skills to help them navigate the competitive landscape of professional photography, enabling them to effectively fund their projects and establish a thriving, resilient business. 

Language: English
Skill Levels: All
What to Bring: Camera, Laptop, Software to edit/select images (examples: Lightroom, Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, Bridge).

The price for this half-day workshop includes access to a closed lecture with James Nachtwey and a private reception on the evening of Sunday, June 30, at the Alexandra Boulat Campus.

Enroll before Sunday, June 9, at 23:59 CET.

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.

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