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.
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