Seven VII photographers are talking about inspiration in this special edition of #7withVII. We ask one question and get 7 answers. We asked, “Who/what inspires you to create and why.” Here’s what Anush Babajanyan, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Ed Kashi, Esther Ruth Mbabazi, Daniel Schwartz, Nichole Sobecki, and John Stanmeyer had to say.
Go inside the groundbreaking face transplant that has given a young woman a second chance at life, with photos by Maggie Steber. This story appears in the September 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine.
At 18, Katie Stubblefield lost her face. At 21, she became the youngest person in the U.S. to undergo the still experimental face transplant surgery. In this photo, Katie is photographed with her parents, Robb and Alesia, 8 months and 23 days after her transplant. Click here to listen to Maggie share the story behind this photo.
Announcing the Open Call for the VII Masterclass in Warsaw!
Beginning on September 13, 2018, VII photographers Stefano De Luigi, Ziyah Gafic, Ed Kashi, Maciek Nabrdalik, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Maggie Steber, Sara Terry and Tomas Van Houtryve, along with multiple guest speakers, will work with students during 3 four-day sessions, spread over the course of seven months.
The previous editions of the VII Masterclass in Milan and Berlin drew 48 students from 19 different countries. Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to participate in VII Masterclass Warsaw — apply now through June 14, 2018!
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We are very excited and proud to announce new members into VII.
New Emeritus Members
It is a great honor to welcome Philip Blenkinsop and Seamus Murphy to our Emeritus Membership. They are both long-standing collaborators and friends. Philip and Seamus are sensitive and empathetic storytellers with a rich and cultured history in photography. They add a great deal of experience, accomplishment, and wisdom to the agency and will help strengthen our storytelling, our education programming, and our legacy.