VII is excited to announce the addition of new photographers to its fold. Our newest colleagues continue VII’s desire to represent and amplify diverse opinions, experiences, and voices. They include photographers from Europe, the Middle East, the USA, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, men and women who are taking their first steps in photography and some with almost four decades of legacy.
The new photographers are:
Due to overwhelming demand, we’re extending our iconic print sale until April 21 at 11:59 PM EDT — 29 VII prints are available for $100 each for a limited time only, so shop now!
VII will be accepting applications for membership until April 1, 2019. VII is particularly interested in working with photographers who will continue to diversify our membership.
We invite a wide range of styles, approaches, and philosophies toward image making, visual storytelling, reportage, and personal artistic endeavors. What is critically important to us is your independence, professionalism, and collegiality. Your personality and willingness to collaborate with other members of the agency, cooperate, and get involved in growing the agency is essential.
VII will be accepting applications for the Mentor Program until April 15, 2019. 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. We are particularly interested in engaging with new talent from the majority world and other underrepresented communities.
From May 9 – 11, the newly formed VII Academy, a project of the VII Foundation and partner of VII Photo Agency, will host a three-day festival of photography and visual journalism in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This educational event is free and open to all, and includes presentations by VII Photo Agency photographers, discussion panels focusing on media and visual journalism, film screenings, portfolio reviews, and much more.
Sarajevo and the Balkans are deeply embedded in the culture of VII. The agency was built on the relationships established during the war in the 1990s by the founding members of the agency. The late Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, and Christopher Morris all photographed the war with Paul Lowe, who now lives in Sarajevo. Ziyah Gafic was born in Sarajevo and was raised there during the war of the 1990s, and he and Sara Terry have immersed themselves in representing post-conflict Bosnia.
Based in Sarajevo, the VII Academy is building a permanent presence in the Balkans to work with local cultural institutions and create an education platform to train young men and women in visual media practice.