How Is The VII Foundation Addressing Visual Journalism’s Challenges? A Conversation With Gary Knight

June 6, 2024
12:00–13:15PM EDT
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US Marines of the 3rd Battalion 4th Marines attend to a colleague badly wounded by artillery fire at Baghdad Highway Bridge. © Gary Knight / VII

What is the state of visual journalism, and how is The VII Foundation addressing the challenges? What are the foundation’s current activities, and what is planned for the future?

In this event, Gary Knight, co-founder and CEO of The VII Foundation and co-founder of VII Photo, and Dr. David Campbell, Education Director of The VII Foundation, will outline the foundation’s work and engage in a Q&A session with webinar participants.

The VII Foundation was established in 2001 alongside VII Photo with a mission to radically transform visual journalism as funding through traditional sources for continuing documentary practice and long-term journalism projects diminished.

The foundation was driven by the conviction that a non-profit structure would be an appropriate vehicle to initiate stories that advocate for change, impact policy, and train a new generation of visual journalists immersed in their own communities. That culminated last year in the foundation acquiring VII Photo.


David Campbell is the Director of VII Insider and the Education Director at The VII Foundation. David is an internationally-experienced, globally-minded communications, media and politics professional with a uniquely varied history of strategy, management, analysis and writing within government, academia, and non-government organizations (NGOs).
Award-winning photographer Gary Knight is CEO of The VII Foundation, which he co-founded along with the VII Photo Agency and VII Academy.

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