VII is excited to announce one of the most transformative evolutions in its history. The agency has added to its fold a diverse and polymathic group of photographers, filmmakers, and educators who will help steer the agency into the next period of its storied life.
The new members are Anush Babajanyan, Zackary Canepari, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Ziyah Gafic, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Ruddy Roye, and Nichole Sobecki. They will join current members Jessica Dimmock, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Ashley Gilbertson, Ron Haviv, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Ed Kashi, Stefano De Luigi, Christopher Morris, Maciek Nabrdalik, Franco Pagetti, and Tomas van Houtryve.
Joining them as emeritus members are Dr. Paul Lowe, Daniel Schwartz, Maggie Steber, and Sara Terry. They will join current Emeritus members Joachim Ladefoged, Antonin Kratochvil, Gary Knight, John Stanmeyer, and the Estate of Alexandra Boulat.
If you’re in new York City, join Christopher Morris, Ron Haviv, and Ashley Gilbertson for “Photojournalism Outside the Box” on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at PhotoPlus Expo. In this seminar, VII photographers will explain how they have used alternative approaches to support and execute their projects and will motivate attendees to find their own successful path to a sustainable career as a photojournalist.
We’re starting a new series on Facebook where a VII photographer tells readers more about what was going on behind the scenes of one of their archive photographs. First up is Ed Kashi and his 2002 photo of Ze Peixe in Aracuju, Brazil. Listen to what he has to say about this photo here.
This weekend, Ali Arkady of the VII Mentor Program won the Prix Bayeux-Calvados Award for his project “Kissing Death.”
About “Kissing Death”: What began for Arkady as a positive story about Shia and Sunni Iraqi soldiers fighting on the same side against a mutual enemy, turned into a horrific journey that included torture, rape, killing and thieving of innocent Iraqi civilians by the ERD.
Take a look at the project here.