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.

In 2015, Ed Kashi, Ron Haviv, Stefano De Luigi and John Stanmeyer will lead photography workshops in 4 different European capitals: Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Berlin, as part of the Eyes in Progress’ workshops program.


Learn and improve how to build a documentary reportage by covering an editorial story. To refine storytelling and story composition by analyzing real-situation problems, images analysis, editing and captions writing. Most of all, the Visual Storytelling Workshops will help you discover your own visual language as well as practical and conceptual know how to confront real situation reportage making. This workshop will also focus on how to gain a new perspective on one’s works and attitude.

European project ?

This is a great opportunity for story-tellers to develop a specific story during these workshops as they will be located in different European cities i.e. as Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Berlin. Europe is a rich place for finding ideas for research and documentary subjects.

The schedule so far is as follows:

Ed Kashi in Barcelona – April 8 – 11, 2015
Ron Haviv in Berlin – May 20 – 23, 2015
Stefano De Luigi in Paris – June 17 – 20, 2015

Read the full press release here.

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2014 Her World Young Woman Achiever Award

 VII is proud to announce that Sim Chi Yin has received the 2014 Her World Young Woman Achiever Award!

“The Her World Young Woman Achiever award was launched in 1999 and recognizes a young woman who aims higher and reaches further to achieve more. Her achievements have surpassed existing boundaries, inspiring those around her and paving the way for others in the future. She has also demonstrated the potential for attaining a higher level of success in her chosen field.” On October 17, 2014 Her World hosted an ceremony to honor this year’s winners of the Woman of the Year and Young Woman Achiever awards.

Photo© Joyce Fang

 Chi Yin was honored for her achievements in photography and passion for social justice. Her World Plus writes in the award announcement, “What Chi Yin has done with this fascination with the world has been extraordinary, a transmogrification that’s perhaps the ultimate distillation of photography as art: “Today, I am still often awed and excited by what taking a picture really is: capturing that magical instant where time, light and human life intersect.”

Photo© Joyce Fang

 “When all is said and done, the Her World Young Woman Achiever award is accorded to women who are go-getters and ahead of the game; whose achievements in their working and public lives have made a mark on society.” Congratulations to Sim Chi Yin!

Read the full announcement »

**All photos courtesy of Joyce Fang.

Congratulations to VII’s Ed Kashi, winner of one of the top international photographers awards at the 14th annual Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP).

On September 20, VII photographer Sim Chi Yin hosted a “Meet VII” talk at the festival, which included a Q&A, a presentation of VII’s work and a video interview with Ed Kashi. On September 21, Chi Yin and Jim Dooley of Alexia Foundation gave a floor talk on Ed’s major solo exhibition at the festival.

PIP is China’s oldest and largest photo festival.

VII's Partnership with Blink Announced

Today the partnership between Blink and VII has been announced. Blink is “a real-time location platform for media companies to build and manage a global network of media professionals on location when and where they need them.” At the forefront of innovative networking for media professionals, Blink’s mission is to “revolutionize the way media companies find, manage and hire their teams.”

VII is the first agency to take advantage of Blink’s great new features including:
– Logos and agency names on Blink’s map and profile pages
– Custom Blink maps for websites
– Javascript tools to plug Blink location data directly into websites and email signatures.

“Blink harnesses the power of real-time location updates from top media professionals on the move around the world. These users update their location, send and receive instant messages and connect with colleagues, companies and friends using our mobile app. Our website is a powerful search tool for media companies to build a network and maintain relationships with professionals around the world.”

Want to connect with the VII photographers? Log onto Blink and search VII or check out the Blink map at the bottom of VII’s website.

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Manville, NJ

+1 646-694-8447

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