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.
Nichole Sobecki and Sara Terry were interviewed for the Women’s Media Center’s “Women Under Siege” project.
“When it comes to access, being female can also be an asset because women are often perceived as less threatening than men. ‘Photography isn’t that different from other aspects of life in that you carry your identity with you wherever you go,’ said Nairobi-based Nichole Sobecki, a member of the VII photo agency who photographs throughout Africa, and who recently won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights prize for her work on the African migration crisis. ‘As a woman, I’m underestimated all the time, and of course you turn that to your advantage. My goal is always to tell the story to the best of my ability, and if not being perceived as a threat will help me with that, then all to the good.'”
Congratulations to Maggie Steber for being named one of the Lucie Foundation’s 9 honorees for this year’s Lucie Awards. Maggie is being recognized for her achievement in photojournalism. The prestigious Lucie Awards gala returns to New York City to kick off Photo Week and to celebrate photography. The red carpet gala ceremony will be held at New York’s renowned Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.