Ziyah Gafic

Linda Bournane Engelberth

John Stanmeyer

Paul Lowe

Nicole Tung

Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Adriana Zehbrauskas

Sara Terry

Rena Effendi

Ron Haviv

Christopher Morris

Daniel Schwartz

Ali Arkady

Pascal Maitre

Nichole Sobecki

Leonardo Carrato

Tomas Van Houtryve

M’hammed Kilito

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Gary Knight

Stefano De Luigi

Finbarr O’Reilly

The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Brenda Ann Kenneally

Espen Rasmussen

Maciek Nabrdalik

Ashley Gilbertson

Mary Gelman

Eric Bouvet

Maggie Steber

Anush Babajanyan

Danny Wilcox Frazier

Seamus Murphy

Ed Kashi

Joachim Ladefoged

Franco Pagetti

Philip Blenkinsop


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.


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.