The VII Association supports projects that create a dialogue about environmental, social, health and human rights issues that are of urgent concern in our time with an ambition to effect change and seek solutions. We will focus particularly on issues that are given little attention elsewhere. While we expect most of projects to be media related we will support projects that are related to the stories we cover whether they are media based or not by providing non-profit and fiscal sponsorship for fundraising.
Media based projects will be displayed through the production of books, exhibitions and video which will broadcast published or installed in locations and media outlets where we can find an influential audience however large or small.
The VII Association was established by VII Photo Agency created in 2001 by seven of the world’s leading photojournalists. Recognized in American Photo’s “100 Most Important People in Photography,” the agency has earned a reputation as one of the most dynamic and innovative organizations in the world of photojournalism with a growing number of awards for photography, film, and multimedia. Both VII Photo Association and VII Photo continue to build effective partnerships with the world’s leading NGO’s (Non Governmental Organizations).
What drives the photographers of VII Photo Agency and what unites them is a sense that, in the act of communication, the seeds of hope and resolution inform even the darkest records of inhumanity; reparation is always possible; despair is never absolute.