The VII Evolution Tour

"I was brought up to understand that we’re all the same – to understand that we all share the same fears and dreams and hopes. And once I found this camera, it became a tool that I understood and I realized that maybe I can add to this conversation." –Ashley Gilbertson


The VII Evolution Tour provides storytellers of all levels with a weekend of hands-on workshops, seminars and panel discussions for an in-depth look at the changing technology and business needs as well as the continually evolving craft of visual story telling.

The first stop on the tour is at the AbelCine New York flagship location on Saturday February 28th – Sunday March 1st.

Specific topics will include:
-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
-Designing the Kit that is Best for You and Your Material
-Seeing Like a Photographer, Shooting Like a Videographer
-Downtown and Dirty with John and Ash

Speakers and Panelists:
Stephen Frailey (Chair of the BFA Program, School of Visual Arts), John Stanmeyer (VII Photographer), Ashley Gilbertson (VII Photographer), Anil Ramachand (Corbis), Jessica Dimmock (VII Photographer), Ron Haviv (VII Co-Founder & Photographer), Paul Moakley (TIME), Brian Storm (MediaStorm), Gary Knight (VII Photographer), Christine Nesbitt Hills (UNICEF Sr. Photography Editor), Emma Daly (Human Rights Watch), David Rohde (Moderator/Reuters), Aidan Sullivan (VP Getty), Delphine Halgand (RSF), David Furst (NY Times), Jeff Lee (AbelCine), Ed Kashi (VII Photographer)

Find out more details about the New York VII Evolution Tour, and additional DC, LA and Chicago events, here:

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