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 went small and photographer-owned, believing in the power and energy of collective effort when everyone else seemed to be going big and corporate. VII remains a disruptive and innovative business unafraid to swim against the prevailing currents.

VII has turned its gaze far from the frontline of its foundation. It has earned a reputation for uncompromising photography immersed in the great issues of today. VII photographers and filmmakers are as likely to be found focusing on race, gender, and identity as they are on migration or conflict. Amplifying local voices and addressing the complex political, environmental, and social questions facing families everywhere, VII places great value in the power of images to tell important stories. The members of VII are motivated by issues and are proud to elevate those issues above the cult of the image or the cult of the photographer.

Josephine Herrick Project Honors VII

Josephine Herrick Project

VII Agency is pleased to report that we will be honored by the Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) at its 2018 Spring Photography Auction and Party on June 5, at Aperture Gallery, 47 West 27th Street in New York City. JHP is a New York City-based charity dedicated to helping underserved communities to express themselves through photography, working with disabled military veterans, youth at risk and from new immigrant and refugee families among others. JHP was awarded the 2017 Lucie Humanitarian Award, the first non-profit organization to be given this prestigious honor. Both of our organizations believe in the power of partnership, cooperative effort, and of photography to transform lives.

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Available for purchase from May 17 through May 31, 2018 are portfolios reciprocally curated by Jocelyn Bain Hogg and Stefano De Luigi.

The sets are limited to only 25 copies worldwide with the boxes numbered and signed and the 15 10” x 8” archival C types signed on the back of the image. Within the box is a personal statement from each photographer about the work they edited and their own projects and a captioned template of the enclosed photographs.

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Nichole Sobecki has received the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the New Media category for her work on the Foreign Policy series “Europe Slams Its Gates.”

The five-part series of photos and reporting on the millions of people who will be streaming from Africa to Europe in the coming decade, and the efforts by governments to stop them, was supported by Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

PDN Photo Annual 2018

Ilvy Njiokiktjien and Sara Terry are included in the PDN Photo Annual 2018.

Ilvy’s photo of a 12-year-old boy named John Francis in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Wau, South Sudan was included in the Photojournalism / Documentary category.

Sara’s book, “War is Only Half the Story: Ten Years of the Aftermath Project,” was included in the photo books category. The book is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the documentary photography program The Aftermath Project, which has supported post-conflict storytelling by some of the world’s best photographers.

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Members

  • Anush Babajanyan
  • Jessica Dimmock
  • Linda Bournane Engelberth
  • Danny Wilcox Frazier
  • Ziyah Gafic
  • Mary Gelman
  • Ashley Gilbertson
  • Ron Haviv
  • Ed Kashi
  • Maciek Nabrdalik
  • Ilvy Njiokiktjien
  • Nichole Sobecki

Emeritus

  • Jocelyn Bain Hogg
  • Philip Blenkinsop
  • Eric Bouvet
  • Stefano De Luigi
  • Gary Knight
  • Joachim Ladefoged
  • Paul Lowe
  • Christopher Morris
  • Seamus Murphy
  • Franco Pagetti
  • Espen Rasmussen
  • Daniel Schwartz
  • Maggie Steber
  • John Stanmeyer
  • Sara Terry
  • Tomas van Houtryve
  • The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Mentor Program

  • Taha Ahmad
  • Forough Alaei
  • Ali Arkady
  • Zinyange Auntony
  • Leonardo Carrato
  • Fabiola Ferrero
  • Swarat Ghosh
  • Hector Guerrero
  • Christopher Lee
  • Esther Ruth Mbabazi
  • Fred Ramos
  • Prin Rodriguez
  • Valentina Sinis
  • Line Ørnes Søndergaard
  • Mathias Svold
  • Nolan Ryan Trowe

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