Using time-based storytelling to shed light on global issues and create work that is seen, felt, and remembered.

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©Kimberly dela Cruz for the VII Mentor Program

VII Photo cultivates  meaningful opportunities for contributing photographers, mentees, and alums in the non-profit sector through partnerships with organizations like UNICEF and The Global Fund. We report on some of humanity’s most intractable issues and craft impactful communication strategies. Our workshops and training programs are inclusive and held globally in places like Bosnia, Rajasthan, and Rwanda.


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The Millennium Villages Project explores the UN Millennium Project initiated and run by Jeff Sachs and the Earth Institute at Columbia University to embrace the Millennium Development goals and lift failing villages and hunger hotspots across Africa to reach sustainability.

Ron Haviv/VII

In 2010, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and VII Photo launched Starved for Attention, an international multimedia campaign to rewrite the story of childhood malnutrition.

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A six-part documentary film project that tells the stories of millions of patients left behind by the global health revolution. In partnership with Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and UNION HZ.

Ron Haviv/VII

In partnership with Think Outside the Cell, VII Photo produced documentary film and photography features to help raise awareness about the experience of formerly incarcerated persons. 

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VII Photo collaborated with UNICEF on its Child Survival Campaign to raise awareness about the million babies who die on their first day despite the existence of simple solutions that can save them.

VII Photo contributing photographers are highly active working photojournalists with a broad range of talent, including working in conflict regions and behind closed borders to fulfill long-term agreements for project-based assignments.


The VII Mentor Program has nurtured the careers of many visual journalists who have become leading practitioners.

The VII Mentor Program provides a structured professional environment for emerging new talents in the industry. The program – the first of its kind – was launched by VII Photo Agency in 2008 and is now managed by VII Academy. 

Minneapolis, USA
Kolkata, India
Tabriz, Iran
Lagos, Nigeria
New York City, USA
Jakarta, Indonesia
Mexico City, Mexico
Manila, Philippines
Belgrade, Serbia
Tripoli, Libya
New York City, USA
Kashmir, India


Iowa’s Frozen Caucus, in Photos in Politico Magazine by Danny Wilcox Frazier

Politico Magazine recently published Danny’s poignant essay titled “Iowa’s Frozen Caucus, in Photos,” vividly depicting the resounding sense of loss and disconnection he experienced during this year’s Iowa caucuses. Danny sat down with fellow VII Photo contributing photographer Ashley Gilbertson to discuss the work. 

Snowstorm, Iowa City, Fry Town, and Kalona. The storm shutdown the state including most political events of the Iowa caucuses. ©Danny Wilcox Frazier/VII
©Danny Wilcox Frazier/VII

VII Photo has recently transitioned into a pivotal role within The VII Foundation‘s non-profit ecosystem, aligning its vision with the commitment to transform visual journalism by empowering new voices and creating stories that advocate for change.