Espen Rasmussen

Ed Kashi

Anush Babajanyan

Linda Bournane Engelberth

John Stanmeyer

Maciek Nabrdalik

Adriana Zehbrauskas

Finbarr O’Reilly

Ziyah Gafic

Tomas Van Houtryve

Philip Blenkinsop

Ali Arkady

Danny Wilcox Frazier

Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Leonardo Carrato

Maggie Steber

Ashley Gilbertson

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Joachim Ladefoged

Stefano De Luigi

Rena Effendi

Franco Pagetti

Christopher Morris

Ron Haviv

Daniel Schwartz

Seamus Murphy

Nicole Tung

M’hammed Kilito

Mary Gelman

Nichole Sobecki

Eric Bouvet

The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Paul Lowe

Pascal Maitre

Sara Terry

Brenda Ann Kenneally

Gary Knight

VII

VII Photo was founded in September 2001 by seven independent photojournalists. It became synonymous with courageous and impactful journalism during the aftermath of 9/11 and the chaos that followed as the narrative of a new century was being written. In spring 2023, The VII Foundation acquired VII Photo, and it ceased to be a photographer-owned agency and became part of the foundation’s non-profit ecosystem.

WHAT WE DO

VII Photo works on communications strategies with our partner organizations and reports on some of humanity’s most intractable issues. The VII Foundation has long-term agreements with UNICEF and The Global Fund and has been granted United Nations ECOSOC Special Consultative Status. Using still and time-based visual media, VII Photo contributing photographers work on assignments for our partners, which are integrated into powerful communications strategies.

As a vital part of The VII Foundation, VII Photo has a substantial cultural program that curates worldwide photography exhibitions and conducts creative photography, editing, and writing workshops open to all.

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TRAINING

Summer Workshops with VII Photo contributing photographers

VII Photo contributing photographers Philip Blenkinsop, Eric Bouvet, Ashley Gilbertson, Ed Kashi, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Daniel Schwartz, and Danny Wilcox Frazier will run a series of three-day and half-day workshops at The VII Foundation’s Alexandra Boulat Campus in the heart of Arles. All workshops include a private group session with James Nachtwey.

Wilmarie Deetlefs, 24, together with her boyfriend, Zakithi Buthelezi, 27, on a night out in Johannesburg, South Africa on Nov. 1, 2018. They are both part of South Africa’s ‘born free generation,’ youngsters who were born around the ending of the racial segregation system, apartheid. ©Ilvy Njiokiktjien/VII

Wilmarie Deetlefs, 24, together with her boyfriend, Zakithi Buthelezi, 27, on a night out in Johannesburg, South Africa on Nov. 1, 2018. They are both part of South Africa’s ‘born free generation,’ youngsters who were born around the ending of the racial segregation system, apartheid. ©Ilvy Njiokiktjien/VII


EVENT

James Nachtwey – Public Talk

Join us in Arles for a rare rendezvous with James Nachtwey, one of the most celebrated photojournalists of our time. During this open conversation and Q&A, James will showcase a collection of seminal photographs from his illustrious career. 

NEWS

Ten Trailblazing Visual Journalists join VII Photo

The new contributing photographers comprise a combination of young talents elevated from the foundation’s educational programs, including the VII Mentor Program, and leading figures in the industry who have already created significant and pivotal bodies of work.

Photo by Leonardo Carrato/VII
Photo by Leonardo Carrato/VII

PROJECT

See Through the Noise

This was the first collective exhibition by VII in Arles, marking the acquisition of VII Photo by The VII Foundation in 2023. The featured photographs are among the most significant images depicting the events and issues they portray. 

Impoverished African migrants crowd the night shore of Djibouti city on February 26, 2013, trying to capture inexpensive cell signals from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. ©John Stanmeyer/VII
Impoverished African migrants crowd the night shore of Djibouti city on February 26, 2013, trying to capture inexpensive cell signals from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. ©John Stanmeyer/VII