We have a new home!
Welcome to Dispatches' new home on Substack
We have moved our VII Insider blog, Dispatches, to Substack, and will publish all our new articles here. We believe having Dispatches on Substack will enable us to reach new audiences.
Dispatches is important to VII Insider–it is where you will find the best writing on the function, power, and impact of images today, along with new and diverse visual stories from around the globe.
Yesterday, as part of our launch, we published Fiona Wachera’s article on Ngadi Smart, the first in a new series called Postcolonial Perspectives. Fiona’s article joins the 44 existing articles we have moved from our website so that you can read the whole archive on Substack.
Dispatches covers important questions of ethics, politics, and representation related to the visual. We analyze the ongoing revolution in the media economy and the challenges image makers face in producing and distributing their reports. We bring you new and diverse visual stories. We take you inside the profession and be the space for deep dives and debates about photography, documentary storytelling, and visual journalism.
We will publish two new items each month, and this will increase as our contributor list grows. We’re also hoping to begin podcasting here before too long.
We have writers from around the world who are authorities on their subjects. We are looking for more contributors–whom we pay–so if you are interested or know someone who could be, reach out to us with details or a pitch.
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We hope you enjoy the original analyses and new work you will see here.
Let us know what you think and what you would like to see!