VII is a storied photo agency founded a few days before 9/11 to challenge the convergence in the photography business when the trend for giant companies swallowing smaller independent agencies started.

Newest Americans Issue #4

The newest issue of the Newest Americans has just launched! This issue features an interactive exploration of murals in Newark, a film on reverse migration in Guatemala, a look at the legacy of the industrial revolution along the Passaic River, and much more.

Check out the new issue, including visuals by VII’s Ed Kashi and Ashley Gilbertson, here.

The Newest Americans is a three-year longitudinal study at Rutgers University—Newark that aims to document the lives and communities of students at the university. It is a collaborative effort involving VII, Talking Eyes Media, Rutger’s Center for Migration and the Global City (CMGC) and the Department of Arts, Culture and Media.

15th Anniversary Events

The projections at Grace Plaza scheduled for October 6-9 have been canceled. <


with Jessica Dimmock, Ashley Gilbertson and Ron Haviv
Oct. 21, 2016 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
PhotoPlus International Expo
New York, NY

Join Christine Nesbitt Hills, Senior Photography Editor at UNICEF, as she moderates a panel of remarkable talent. “What does it mean to be a visual storyteller? In an age where the sophisticated manipulation of imagery is easier than ever, and over one billion photos are taken every day, the challenges are many. On the 15th anniversary of VII Photo, agency members take us on a journey where integrity and dedication are their touchstones, and a true connection with the audience their mission.”

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Czech Photo Centre
Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 14 – Nov. 30, 2016
(Private opening on Oct. 13, 2016)

In honor of VII’s 15th anniversary, the group projects Questions Without Answers and the SMILE will be exhibited at the Czech Photo Centre from Oct. 14 – Nov. 30, 2016. A private invitation-only opening will be held on Oct. 13, 2016.

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July 2016 Newsletter

Check out the July newsletter from VII, featuring must-see stories from Sarker Protick and Furkan Temir, recent publications by Jocelyn Bain Hogg and Christopher Morris, and much more!

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  • Anush Babajanyan
  • Zackary Canepari
  • Jessica Dimmock
  • Linda Bournane Engelberth
  • Danny Wilcox Frazier
  • Ziyah Gafic
  • Ashley Gilbertson
  • Ron Haviv
  • Ed Kashi
  • Maciek Nabrdalik
  • Ilvy Njiokiktjien
  • Carlos Javier Ortiz
  • Ruddy Roye
  • Nichole Sobecki
  • Tomas Van Houtryve


  • Jocelyn Bain Hogg
  • Stefano De Luigi
  • Gary Knight
  • Antonin Kratochvil
  • Joachim Ladefoged
  • Paul Lowe
  • Christopher Morris
  • Franco Pagetti
  • Daniel Schwartz
  • Maggie Steber
  • John Stanmeyer
  • Sara Terry
  • The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Mentor Program

  • Ali Arkady
  • Furkan Temir