©Byron Smith. VII Academy Fellows Program

We tell stories, and we teach others to tell theirs. Our mission is to transform visual journalism and create stories that advocate for change. 

©Mihaela Aroyo. VII Academy Alumni

Providing tuition-free courses in visual education to practitioners in the Majority World and underrepresented communities in G20 countries.

©Philip Blenkinsop / VII


The name VII is synonymous with courageous and impactful journalism. The VII Foundation is now the guardian of the rich legacy of the VII photographic work.

©Nada Harib. VII Mentor Program

A free online platform for public debate and discussion offering live presentations and the best writing on visual journalism.

©The VII Foundation

A curated platform for VII Alumni to advance tuition-free media education, fostering open discussion and practical collaboration.