VII Agency is pleased to report that we will be honored by the Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) at its 2018 Spring Photography Auction and Party on June 5, at Aperture Gallery, 47 West 27th Street in New York City. JHP is a New York City-based charity dedicated to helping underserved communities to express themselves through photography, working with disabled military veterans, youth at risk and from new immigrant and refugee families among others. JHP was awarded the 2017 Lucie Humanitarian Award, the first non-profit organization to be given this prestigious honor. Both of our organizations believe in the power of partnership, cooperative effort, and of photography to transform lives.
Available for purchase from May 17 through May 31, 2018 are portfolios reciprocally curated by Jocelyn Bain Hogg and Stefano De Luigi.
The sets are limited to only 25 copies worldwide with the boxes numbered and signed and the 15 10” x 8” archival C types signed on the back of the image. Within the box is a personal statement from each photographer about the work they edited and their own projects and a captioned template of the enclosed photographs.
Nichole Sobecki has received the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the New Media category for her work on the Foreign Policy series “Europe Slams Its Gates.”
The five-part series of photos and reporting on the millions of people who will be streaming from Africa to Europe in the coming decade, and the efforts by governments to stop them, was supported by Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Ilvy Njiokiktjien and Sara Terry are included in the PDN Photo Annual 2018.
Ilvy’s photo of a 12-year-old boy named John Francis in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Wau, South Sudan was included in the Photojournalism / Documentary category.
Sara’s book, “War is Only Half the Story: Ten Years of the Aftermath Project,” was included in the photo books category. The book is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the documentary photography program The Aftermath Project, which has supported post-conflict storytelling by some of the world’s best photographers.
Announcing the Open Call for the VII Masterclass in Warsaw!
Beginning on September 13, 2018, VII photographers Stefano De Luigi, Ziyah Gafic, Ed Kashi, Maciek Nabrdalik, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Maggie Steber, Sara Terry and Tomas Van Houtryve, along with multiple guest speakers, will work with students during 3 four-day sessions, spread over the course of seven months.
The previous editions of the VII Masterclass in Milan and Berlin drew 48 students from 19 different countries. Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to participate in VII Masterclass Warsaw — apply now through June 14, 2018!
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We are very excited and proud to announce new members into VII.
New Emeritus Members
It is a great honor to welcome Philip Blenkinsop and Seamus Murphy to our Emeritus Membership. They are both long-standing collaborators and friends. Philip and Seamus are sensitive and empathetic storytellers with a rich and cultured history in photography. They add a great deal of experience, accomplishment, and wisdom to the agency and will help strengthen our storytelling, our education programming, and our legacy.