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The VII Evoltuion Tour
The Photographers of VII Photo Agency
AbelCine Technical Specialists
Industry Professionals
  Photojournalists from VII Photo Agency, along with technical specialists from AbelCine, present an examination of the evolving business, technology and craft of visual storytelling. This program is structured as a combination of seminars, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and networking.
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Overview   This dynamic, educational program will examine the tools, mindset and business practices of today’s successful visual storytellers. A combination of seminars, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and social gatherings, the VII Evolution Tour is geared towards attendees with a wide array of interests, roles, and levels of experience.

Specific workshop topics and speakers will vary from city to city. Below is a sample of what you can expect from the weekend. Please check your city’s event page for details, which will be updated as the dates get closer.
Day One    
Seminars & Panels
VII members, AbelCine instructors and industry professionals will lead discussions on a variety of topics from the business to the craft of photojournalism. A free reception will follow.
  • Keynote Address
  • Evolving Audiences, Changing Markets
  • The New Market: Still and Motion
  • Balancing Advocacy Journalism and Funding
  • Getting Your Job Done (Safely) in a Changed World: Security and Awareness
  • Equipment Evolved: Photographer Toolbag
Day Two    
VII members and AbelCine instructors will hold workshops with an emphasis on video, camera movement and enabling technologies. Workshops will be 3-4 hours with a separate admission.
  • Designing the Kit That is Best for You and Your Material
  • Seeing Like a Photographer, Shooting Like a Videographer
  • Surviving in an Evolving Industry
  • Interactive, Downtown Photo Session
Participation of speakers will vary by city and is subject to availability. See event pages for details.   Participating VII Photographers
Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Marcus Bleasdale, Sim Chi Yin, Stefano De Luigi, Jessica Dimmock, Ashley Gilbertson, Ron Haviv, Ed Kashi, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, Davide Monteleone, Christopher Morris, Maciek Nabrdalik, Franco Pagetti, John Stanmeyer, Tomas van Houtryve, Donald Weber
  AbelCine Technical Specialists
Jeff Lee and Andy Shipsides
    Industry Professionals
    Local professionals including working photographers, publishers and educators
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