Ron Haviv

Paul Lowe

Espen Rasmussen

Stefano De Luigi

Maciek Nabrdalik

Ashley Gilbertson

Adriana Zehbrauskas

Sara Terry

Ziyah Gafic

John Stanmeyer

Joachim Ladefoged

Nichole Sobecki

Anush Babajanyan

Franco Pagetti

Maggie Steber

M’hammed Kilito

Linda Bournane Engelberth

Ali Arkady

The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Gary Knight

Daniel Schwartz

Ed Kashi

Brenda Ann Kenneally

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Leonardo Carrato

Mary Gelman

Philip Blenkinsop

Christopher Morris

Jocelyn Bain Hogg

Danny Wilcox Frazier

Nicole Tung

Pascal Maitre

Eric Bouvet

Finbarr O’Reilly

Seamus Murphy

Tomas Van Houtryve

Rena Effendi


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.