VII is a collective of 29 visual storytellers dedicated to reporting on issues around the world.

Anush Babajanyan

Based in Yerevan, Armenia

Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Based in London, England

Philip Blenkinsop

Based in Die, France
Zackary Canepari

Zackary Canepari

Based in Berkeley, California

Stefano De Luigi

Based in Paris, France

Jessica Dimmock

Based in New York, USA

Linda Bournane Engelberth

Based in Oslo, Norway

Danny Wilcox Frazier

Based in the Midwestern USA

Ziyah Gafic

Based in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Ashley Gilbertson

Based in New York, USA

Ron Haviv

Based in New York, USA

Ed Kashi

Based in New York, USA

Gary Knight

Based in Massachusetts, USA

Joachim Ladefoged

Based in Aarhus, Denmark

Paul Lowe

Based in London, England

Christopher Morris

Based in Florida / Paris

Seamus Murphy

Based in London, England

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Based in Utrecht, Netherlands

Maciek Nabrdalik

Based in Warsaw, Poland
Carlos Javier Ortiz

Carlos Javier Ortiz

Based in Chicago / Oakland, USA

Franco Pagetti

Based in Milan, Italy

Ruddy Roye

Based in New York, USA

Daniel Schwartz

Based in Switzerland

John Stanmeyer

Based in Massachusetts, USA

Maggie Steber

Based in Miami, Florida

Nichole Sobecki

Based in Nairobi, Kenya
Sara Terry

Sara Terry

Based in Los Angeles, USA

Tomas Van Houtryve

Based in Paris, France

The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Mentor Program

Our two year long Mentor Program which was conceived when we started in 2001 and launched in 2008 was the first of its kind and has helped develop and establish the careers of many young photographers from all over the world. A small number of them have joined the agency or gone on to work with other eminent photo agencies.

For two years, each selected photographer works with one member of VII to develop his or her own professional practice. VII distributes the mentored photographers work for the duration of the Mentor program.

Many of the mentees have produced important work and won significant peer reviewed awards, and they have built relationships with some of the most prominent media organizations in the world. The Mentor Program is something that has great meaning to the members of VII and we will be further developing it in the years ahead to respond to the needs of young photographers worldwide.

Current Mentor Program Photographers

  • Sharon Castellanos (Peru)
  • Fabiola Ferrero (Venezuela)
  • Hector Guerrero (Mexico)
  • Christopher Lee (USA)
  • Esther Ruth Mbabazi (Uganda)
  • Valentina Sinis (China)
  • Line Ørnes Søndergaard (Norway)
  • Mathias Svold (Denmark)

Contact us

VII Photo Agency

PO Box 621
Manville, NJ

+1 646-694-8447

Licensing & Assignments

Redux Pictures
+1 212-253-0399

Stay connected

Visit the store

VII Photo Store

The VII Online Bookstore features rare, limited edition, and signed photography books by the photographers of VII.



  • Anush Babajanyan
  • Zackary Canepari
  • Jessica Dimmock
  • Linda Bournane Engelberth
  • Danny Wilcox Frazier
  • Ziyah Gafic
  • Ashley Gilbertson
  • Ron Haviv
  • Ed Kashi
  • Maciek Nabrdalik
  • Ilvy Njiokiktjien
  • Carlos Javier Ortiz
  • Ruddy Roye
  • Nichole Sobecki
  • Tomas Van Houtryve


  • Jocelyn Bain Hogg
  • Philip Blenkinsop
  • Stefano De Luigi
  • Gary Knight
  • Joachim Ladefoged
  • Paul Lowe
  • Christopher Morris
  • Seamus Murphy
  • Franco Pagetti
  • Daniel Schwartz
  • Maggie Steber
  • John Stanmeyer
  • Sara Terry
  • The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Mentor Program

  • Ali Arkady
  • Leonardo Carrato
  • Fabiola Ferrero
  • Hector Guerrero
  • Christopher Lee
  • Esther Ruth Mbabazi
  • Valentina Sinis
  • Line Ørnes Søndergaard
  • Mathias Svold