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Gary KnightGary Knight (www.garyknightphotography.com), born in 1964 in Oakham, Rutland (England). He is a photographer and photojournalist, and a co-founder of VII Photo agency. His entry into photojournalism came in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when he lived in South East Asia, portraying conflict within a region coming to terms with the end of the Cold War. By 1993, he had returned to Europe and was focusing on documenting various forms of injustice, from war crimes to poverty – issues that continue to be the primary focus of his professional life. From 1999 to 2009, Knight was a contract photographer for Newsweek, during which time he photographed the invasion of Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, Darfur, and other significant world events.


PRIVATE 57 | INQUIRY – special VII photo agency

It’s common to hear photojournalists described as the eyes of the world, acting as witnesses to events that we would otherwise not see. To some extent this is true, but it’s a simplified description that suggests passive observation and it denies the greater function of active investigation that defines great photojournalism…


PRIVATE 42 | Social Issues

The photographers of this volume report the world as they have researched, investigated, explored, experienced and discovered it, and decided to tell us about.


PRIVATE 31 | HUMANITY – special VII Photo Agency

VII derives its name from the number of founding photo-journalists who, in September 2001, formed this collectively owned agency. Designed from the outset to be an efficient, technologically enabled distribution hub for some of the world's finest photojournalism, VII has been responsible for creating and relaying to the world many...