Gary Knight



Massachusetts, USA



Inspired by the journalism from Vietnam and Cambodia during the American wars of the 1960’s and 70’s, Gary Knight travelled to Indochina in the late 1980’s to build a career as a photographer. He subsequently worked for Newsweek Magazine as a contract photographer covering wars and human rights stories all over the world for the following two decades. He is co-founder and principal architect of the VII Agency and of The VII Foundation and the founding Director of the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University where he teaches a course in non-fiction storytelling. He was a Fellow at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University in 2009 and a Fellow at the Logan Non-Fiction Program at the Carey Institute in 2017.  

Gary is the Director of the VII Agency, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Frontline Club, London; co-founder and Board member of The GroundTruth Project, Boston; twice Chair and President of the World Press Photo Award.

Portrait by Alizé

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