VII Photo Agency

VII is a storied photo agency founded a few days before 9/11 to challenge the convergence in the photography business when the trend for giant companies swallowing smaller independent agencies started. VII went small and photographer-owned, believing in the power and energy of collective effort when everyone else seemed to be going big and corporate. VII remains a disruptive and innovative business unafraid to swim against the prevailing currents.

VII has turned its gaze far from the frontline of its foundation. It has earned a reputation for uncompromising photography immersed in the great issues of today. VII photographers and filmmakers are as likely to be found focusing on race, gender and identity as they are on migration or conflict. Amplifying local voices and addressing the complex political, environmental, and social questions facing families everywhere, VII places great value in the power of images to tell important stories. The members of VII are motivated by issues and are proud to elevate those issues above the cult of the image or the cult of the photographer.

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Photojournalism and responsible storytelling in todays world with Ron Haviv
Workshop

Photojournalism and responsible storytelling in todays world with Ron Haviv

This workshop explores multi-faceted approaches to photojournalism and helps guide you on your own path. What does it mean to…
Visual storytelling and human rights with Ed Kashi
Workshop

Visual storytelling and human rights with Ed Kashi

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All At Once, Photography Workshop with all VII photographers
Workshop

All At Once, Photography Workshop with all VII photographers

All At Once, Photography Workshop with all VII photographers. In June of 2016, VII photographers will convene in Barcelona
VII Photo and Eyes in Progress announce Educational Partnership
Workshop

VII Photo and Eyes in Progress announce Educational Partnership

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War & Memory
Photo Exhibition

War & Memory

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Anastasia Taylor-Lind “Maidan”
Photo Exhibition

Anastasia Taylor-Lind “Maidan”

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PRIVATE 57 | INQUIRY – special VII photo agency
PRIVATE

PRIVATE 57 | INQUIRY – special VII photo agency

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PRIVATE Photographers

Davide Monteleone | Red Thistle

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Maciek Nabrdalik | Faith
PRIVATE Photographers

Maciek Nabrdalik | Faith

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Anastasia Taylor-Lind | The National Womb
PRIVATE Photographers

Anastasia Taylor-Lind | The National Womb

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Donald Weber | Interrogations
PRIVATE Photographers

Donald Weber | Interrogations

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PRIVATE Photographers

Jocelyn Bain Hogg | The Family

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Tomas van Houtryve | Behind the Curtains
PRIVATE Photographers

Tomas van Houtryve | Behind the Curtains

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Marcus Bleasdale | Lord’s Resistance Army
PRIVATE Photographers

Marcus Bleasdale | Lord’s Resistance Army

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