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David Campbell Joins VII Foundation as Managing Editor

Simon Skinner - 4 months ago

VII Insider, the independent, charitable media and education non-profit organisation that secures support for continuing documentary practice and media education, is expanding its free live educational programming and has hired David Campbell as managing editor to develop free interactive educational platform for the photographer, curator and journalist communities

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David Campbell – new Managing Editor for VII Insider.



David Campbell is a reputable communication, media, and politics pro with extensive international experience in government, academia, and non-governmental organisations [NGOs]. Passionate about creating and investigating new ways of seeing the world that can promote change, David is a strategist and develops purpose-driven communications that deliver an organisation’s objectives. As a professor, he researches, writes and teaches about the media economy to understand the power and impact of visual stories. As the new Managing Editor for the VII Insider, David will be responsible for expanding the educational programme, which incorporates in-depth case studies, advice and resources covering technical, ethical and business practice.

Thanks to support from PhotoWings, the VII Insider platform is completely free of charge for anyone to join worldwide, and provides the opportunity for its community to engage with renowned photographers, curators, editors, designers, agents and many leading media practitioners from the extensive VII global network.

Its aim is to encourage debate and conversation to advance the production and analysis of documentary stories addressing complex social, economic, environmental and human rights issues. Events range from examining coverage of the storming of the US Capitol with VII photographers who were there, speaking with Sebastião Salgado about his latest project, to technical talks on printing and postproduction techniques, and advice on how to manage a contemporary career as a photographer. VII Insider is a project of The VII Foundation in partnership with PhotoWings and VII Photo Agency.

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© Ron Haviv/VII.

Gary Knight, CEO of The VII Foundation said: “David is a significant and ambitious hire. He brings decades of experience in education and media literacy, the DNA of The VII Foundation, as well as in communications strategy, new media, visual storytelling and management. David will help The VII Foundation expand its reach and develop the growing global community that we have already started to establish.”

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.