VII The Visual Journey Seminars

FREE Interactive Online Photography Seminars Presented by VII Photo Agency
3rd Seminar: Wed. Feb. 15, 2012 at 12.00 EST / 17.00 GMT “War, Politics, Fashion”

Christopher Morris, one of the founding members of VII, will lead the third of VII’s Visual Journey seminars, in which he will talk about his process of working in several platforms simultaneously and learning to see afresh in each. He will demonstrate his assignment process, which typically includes shooting stills in color while simultaneously shooting video from which he subsequently edits stills for additional markets.

Christopher Morris’ first career was established as a conflict photographer responsible for some of the seminal images of the 1990’s; his second career was made in Washington where he developed a new and insightful style of political coverage. And since 2009 he has forged yet another career in fashion. He has worked for leading fashion magazines in Europe, been commissioned directly by fashion houses, most recently Robert Cavalli and won the “The Look” award for editorial fashion photography.

Morris has shaped a distinctive visual style for each and has received a multitude of awards for his work, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal award, The Olivier Rebbot award and the Feature Photography award from the Overseas Press Club;

About The Visual Journey series
VII Invites you to take a leap into the visual world of this Century’s most prominent photographers, see through their eyes and find your own visual voice. Whether you’re a photography or film enthusiast, serious photojournalist, student or teacher you’ll want to participate in one if not all of these seminars. Referencing real projects and drawing on a lifetime of experience, the photographers will share their visual journeys and answer your questions in these live interactive sessions

About VII Photo Agency
With invaluable experience at the forefront of photojournalism, the photographers of VII Photo Agency have adopted new approaches to making dynamic creative output in the areas of FASHION, MUSIC, LIFESTYLE, NARRATIVE and DOCUMENTARY. Since the agency’s foundation in 2001, 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.

These seminars will follow later this year:

“The Complete Travel Toolkit” with RON HAVIV
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 12.00 EST / 17.00 GMT
Ron will talk about preparing for the expected and the unexpected when traveling internationally to cover major news events in stills and video.
Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines from around the world since the end of the Cold War. 

“My Life, My Style”
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12.00 EST / 17.00 GMT
Venetia discusses turning your personal passions into a career using still photography and video formats. “My photographic journey is very personal, and is really my life. I document what I feel, and where I’m at, which is obviously an ever-evolving state, so it’s very much a journey.”

The Creative Journey Seminars are produced by
and sponsored by Canon and the EOS-1D X, the ultimate EOS. For more information, please visit our website at, or call Stephen Mayes, CEO, at +1 (212) 337-3130 or email him: stephen at viiphoto dot com.


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