On assignment for Takie Dela, Mary Gelman photographed the story of the Belovol family.
“An hour’s drive from St. Petersburg, beyond Gatchina, there is the village of Big Kolpany. There is a big house in it. And there lives a large — very large — family in it: mom, dad and children, many children. Sometimes more than 10. It all depends on the custody — some children are sometimes taken away when their birth parents announced.”
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: