VII is a collective of 30 visual storytellers dedicated to reporting on issues around the world.
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.
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The VII Online Bookstore features rare, limited edition, and signed photography books by the photographers of VII.