Mentor Program 2018 Open Call

About the Mentor Program

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.

How to Apply

VII will be accepting applications for the Mentor Program from February 8 through March 10, 2018. 

If you have further questions, please contact

The open call is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply to the Mentor Program. The announcement of new mentees will be made on April 9, 2018.

VII Mentor Program Selection Criteria

  • Promising and talented emerging photographers in the industry from diverse backgrounds.

  • We place a particular importance in selecting photographers from communities that are underrepresented within the industry.

  • Photographers who are already trained, have some professional experience and are now ready to take the next step with their career.

  • Note that some applicants may be considered too advanced for the program.

  • Note that we will make allowances for advancement/skills for photographers who have had no access to formal education or training.

  • We are looking for photographers that can demonstrate a cohesive personal aesthetic vision and are generating interesting, unexpected and mature story ideas.

  • The portfolio should consist of stories (not single images) and demonstrate the breadth of the applicant's photographic experience.

VII Mentor Program Codes of Ethics

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Manville, NJ

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