Gary is the CEO of the VII Foundation and VII Academy and a founding member of the VII Photo Agency. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Frontline Club, London; was twice president and twice a jurist of the World Press Photo Award; President of the Prix Bayeux Correspondents de Guerre; was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2010; and a Logan Non-Fiction Fellow at the Carey Institute in 2017. He is a co-founder of The GroundTruth Project and founding director of the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at Tufts University. Gary worked as a photojournalist from the late 1980s and is now inactive as a photographer. Early in his career, he focussed on conflict photography, and more recently on socio-economics. He was a contract photographer for Newsweek in the 1990s and 2000s and covered the invasion of Iraq, multiple wars in Afghanistan, and wars in Bosnia, Kosovo, Kashmir and the Middle East amongst others.