Check out our February 2018 newsletter featuring an announcement on new educational initiatives, recent publications, exhibitions and more!
VII came under new direction in May 2017 and since then has been working hard to nurture an agency environment that is dynamic, productive and free of harassment, and one that creates more opportunities for diverse voices in the media.
We have long recognized that there are too few opportunities in the industry for non-male, non-Western and non-white voices. VII will continue to address this issue through education and mentoring.
Last autumn we set ourselves the task of adding important new voices to VII that better represent the diverse world that we live in. The photographers we invited into membership are men and women who are inspirational leaders in our industry.
We have also created an internal female-led reporting structure that can be used to report inappropriate behavior inside the agency, as well as out in the field, free of retaliation.
It is in the area of education and the creation of new opportunities that we feel we will be able to make the greatest impact. Our education initiatives are wide-ranging and our ambition is extensive. Every mentor at VII has committed to working in accordance with a new code of ethics, setting a rigorous standard for ethical behavior in the industry.
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VII will be accepting applications for the Mentor Program from February 8 through March 10, 2018.
The VII Mentor Program is the first mentor program of its kind and has developed some of the brightest new talent in the profession since it began in 2008. The program seeks to provide professional development for photographers whom the Members consider to be emerging new talents in the industry. For two years, each selected photographer will work with a senior member of VII to build and polish necessary skills and to expand his or her own professional practice. VII Photo Agency will distribute the photographers work for the duration of the Mentor program.
The photographers selected for the VII Mentor program are selected by the VII Member photographers. Photographers who join this program will work with one of the VII Member photographers for two years.
VII Agency is proud to announce a print sale in collaboration with Human Rights Watch. We are offering a very special edition of our VII Iconic prints available for purchase starting November 20 until November 27, 2017.
For the special price of US$100, each specially editioned 8”×10” photograph is hand-signed by the photographer. Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive museum grade C-Type paper at New York City’s top photographic lab, these images are beautifully backed and sleeved in fully archival materials. Each print is embossed with the VII logo and comes with a certificate of authenticity printed on museum grade acid-free paper.
In addition, VII is offering a beautiful box set of all 28 images. Prints will be presented in a walnut slip-case, hand made by an artisan in Glasgow, Scotland, with the VII logo engraved on the front panel.
The cost of a box set is US$2000.
All prints will be sent using United States Postal Service via certified mail and will take between three to four weeks from the end of the sale to arrive.
The sale begins on November 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST and concludes on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST. Shop now!
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VII is proud to announce the VII Tutor Program — a collaborative educational project with Officine Fotografiche – Milano.
Beginning in early 2018, the VII Tutor Program will be divided into five cycles throughout the next two years and will be taught by five member photographers. Each cycle will take place at the Officine Fotografiche branch in Milan.
Established in 2001, Officine Fotografiche, with offices in Rome and Milan, is one of the major points of reference in Italy for the wide distribution and exposure of photography through training programs at all levels and the FotoLeggendo Festival that celebrated its thirteenth edition this year.
More information about the program will be released soon.
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