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The ZoneFoto Scholarship Open Call for the VII Workshop in Beijing

An opportunity for two photographers to attend the VII Workshop in Beijing from November 18 to November 21, 2017. Hosted by Zone Foto, this four-day workshop with three VII photographers, Christopher Morris, Ed Kashi, and Sim Chi Yin in mainland China.

Submission deadline: October 22, 2017

Status: Closed


October 22, 2017 (11:59pm, EST)


Submissions are closed.

Submission Requirements

  • • Projects may be ongoing or recently completed personal project
  • • Submit 10 to 15 images. Image size: minimum 1200px on the longest dimension(@ 72 dpi, JPG format)
  • • Include a written reflection, in first person, as the Project text.
The ZoneFoto Scholarship Open Call is an opportunity for two photographers to attend the VII Workshop in Beijing from November 18 to November 21, 2017. Hosted by Zone Foto, this four-day workshop with three VII photographers, Christopher Morris, Ed Kashi, and Sim Chi Yin in mainland China.

About Visura's Career Development Program

As part of its mission to further the work and career of its members—Visura launched the Career Development Program, which offers scholarships, grants, and open call opportunities to its members. In partnership with publications, brands and other leading institutions, Visura empowers content creators with opportunities to further their work, vision, and career.

With a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, editing sessions and the opportunity to learn amongst peers, participants will develop their visual language and photographic identity, along with practical, technical and conceptual skills, and the expertise required to compete in a changing marketplace.

Participants will be asked to approach a photographic story in Beijing and its surrounding area, either relating to previous work or interests or exploring an opportunity to work under a new discipline. In addition, there will be visual exercises, editing exercises, and later, audio and video will be introduced to incorporate multimedia for those who are interested. Three VII photographers will help participants to explore varies forms of visual storytelling based on their own experience of transforming from photography to film, sound, and multimedia work.

Discussions on media ethics, proposal research, and development, client building, client management, branding, and marketing will also be included based on your requests.


The workshop fee: $1490 (Early Bird: $1330 before Oct 8)
Deadline: October 22
Attendees: 10 maximum. All participants must be 18 years or older

Scholarship application fee (non-Visura members): $15 submit here
NOTE: Active Visura members do not pay the Application Fee.
Simply, click here to submit to the OPEN CALL via Visura.

This workshop will be taught in English. Real-time translation between English and Mandarin Chinese will be available during the workshop.

The workshop will be held at Inter Gallery, Beijing 798 Art District. Attendees are responsible for all other food, travel, transport, accommodation and any other costs associated with attending.

Please contact for further information.



  • Christopher Morris is a founding member of VII photo agency. He has held a distinguished career as conflict photographer for TIME Magazine since the ‘80s. Between 2000 and 2009, his work as the White House correspondent for TIME redefined political coverage in America. As he built  his career as a photojournalist, Morris has also expanded his work into the fashion world. He has received various awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the Olivier Rebbot Award, the Journalism Award from the Overseas Press Club, two Infinity Awards for photojournalism from the International Center of Photography in New York, the PDN Look Fashion Editorial Award, and numerous World Press Photo awards.
  • Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. In addition to photography and filmmaking, Kashi is an educator and leading voice in photojournalism, documentary photography, and visual storytelling. He has received numerous awards, including Pictures of the Year International Multimedia Photographer of the Year 2015, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year 2010, and a Prix Pictet 2010 Commission. His personal projects and editorial assignments, including 17 feature stories for National Geographic magazine, have been published in eight monographs.
  • Born and raised in Singapore, photographer Sim Chi Yin is a visual documentarian actively doing projects in Asia. She has been based in Beijing for the past ten years. Her photo and film work has been shown in museums, galleries and photo festivals in Asia, the U.S. and Europe. She has done photography, video and multimedia commissions for TIME, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic and The New Yorker. Sim was a Magnum Foundation Human Rights and Photography fellow at New York University in 2010, and a finalist for the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2013. She was listed as one of 30 emerging photographers globally by Photo District News in 2013, and in British Journal of Photography’s2014 “Ones to Watch”.