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.

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

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.

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People in distress on a rubber boat just before being rescued at around 20 miles from the Libyan coast with 130 people on board. This Rubber boat left Tripoli the night of 26. An alert was launched by IMRCC ( Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre) of Rome to Aquarius around 4 a.m. The rescue ship of Aquarius get the place around 9 a.m. The rescue operations last 4 hours. At the end of the day 89 people were saved among them 7 children from 15 days to 7 years old. Two women died on board of Aquarius and a third in Sfax in Tunisia where she was transport by an helicopter of Italian navy. 27 January 2018 International water Sicily Channel.

Stefano De Luigi recently returned from three weeks aboard the NGO SOS MEDITERRANEE ship Aquarius. They specialize in search and rescue (SAR) and since February 2016, they have rescued 28,000 people on the Sicilian Channel between the Libyan coast and Sicily.

His personal project, called “A Ship Without Borders,” is now available for licensing. Please contact Redux Pictures for more information.

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Photo by Ed Kashi / VII.

In Ed Kashi’s photo from August 2017, Laurel Cline visits her mother Lenora in a nursing home in Los Angeles, California. This morning, AP announced a new report detailing misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes. Analyzing the latest government data, Human Rights Watch estimates that there are currently about 179,000 people in nursing homes who get antipsychotics every week without having a diagnosis for which the drugs are approved.

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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