VII Academy’s mission is to provide tuition-free courses in visual education to practitioners in the Majority World and underrepresented communities in G20 countries. It aims to democratize the information narrative and give communities where media education is poorly resourced the tools to narrate their own stories.
As the educational wing of The VII Foundation, VII Academy promotes, teaches, and fosters high-quality journalism. We provide real-world, tuition-free training and practice as a new generation of journalists and visual practitioners build a contemporary global media environment. We teach and mentor visual journalists across media practice, photojournalism, ethics, and media entrepreneurship.
Through our teaching and by providing scholarships, on-campus seminars, and vocational workshops, VII Academy creates a valuable mentorship network between seasoned veterans and talented young visual journalists from the Majority World and underrepresented G20 countries.
Today, VII Academy teaches online and in person at our two campuses, The Alexandra Boulat Campus, in Arles, France, and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.