October 30, 2014



VII has launched its second edition of the #VIIFLASHSALE this week! This round there are beautiful images by Ron Haviv, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Sim Chi Yin, Maciek Nabrdalik, Marcus Bleasdale, Donald Weber, and Stefano De Lugi. Don't miss out - limited time only!


October 29, 2014

Bring It Featured on TakePart!

Democracy was founded on robust dialogue, but somewhere along the line, politics replaced sex as the one thing in America we don't discuss in mixed company—even among friends and family. The Talking Eyes Media's project, Bring It To The Table, continues to re-ignite these conversations.

Photo©2014 Ed Kashi/VII

October 28, 2014

Human Rights Watch: Palliative Care In Mexico

In May 2014, HRW successfully completed a Kick Starter Campaign to fund the creation of a video to raise awareness about the lack of availability of palliative care in Mexico. HRW's Diederik Lohman teamed up with photojournalist and filmmaker Ed Kashi (VII) to make this video happen.


October 23, 2014

The Migrant Worker As A Commodity

Award-winning documentary and commercial photographer David Goldman has launched a crowd-funding campaign to fund a photo/video project "documenting how the commoditization of the sugar industry has adversely affected the Indian migrant worker."


October 18, 2014

Interview with The Rights Exposure Project

Read an interview with Ed Kashi was featured on The Rights Exposure Project's blog in a new segment called Three Strikes. "Three Strikes is to be a regular feature where we corner practitioners and activists to ask them three questions about the use of visual media for good. To...

Photo©Ed Kashi/VII

October 17, 2014

The Homecoming Project on #TIMEVets

TIME has launched a new online platform #TIMEVets dedicated to veterans' issues. Photographers with The Homecoming Project (THCP) helped kick off this new website. THCP photographers, including Ed Kashi, featured in "12 Portraits that Illustrate the Pain and Joy of Returning to Civilian Life."

Photo©Matt Black

October 16, 2014

“California: Paradise Burning” at Half King

Join Ed Kashi and Matt Black for a screening of their film "California: Paradise Burning" at the opening reception of Matt Black's exhibition, The Dry Land at The Half King on November 11, 2014. "The Dry Land documents, in beautiful and stark pictures, the agricultural effects of the drought...


October 14, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2014 Activist Awards

Calling all photographers who have collaborated with nonprofits! PhotoPhilanthropy's 2014 Activist Awards call for entries is now open! Photographers will be awarded in two categories: Professional: with a $15,000 Grand Prize & Emerging: with a $5,000 Grand Prize. Submit your work now through December 3rd.


October 07, 2014

Collapsar – Phyllis Dooney

Phyllis B. Dooney's captivating series titled Collapsar was recently featured on Prison Photography. Dooney's photographs tell the story of formerly incarcerated man D'Juan Collins as he reestablishes his place in society and as a father.


October 06, 2014

Final Words

Today on IndieGogo, Marc Asnin's crowdfunding campaign for Final Words has launched! Please join in taking a stand against the death penalty. Together we can implement change and make a difference. In conjunction with the campaign launch, this important project was featured today on the New York Times Lens...

Photo©Ed Kashi/VII

October 01, 2014

Healthcare in the US: Money, Morality & Mandates

In conjunction with the Westheimer Peace Symposium, "Healthcare in the US: Money, Morality & Mandates," Ed Kashi (VII) and Julie Winokur of Talking Eyes Media, will be involved in a series of events at Wilmington College October 13 & 14, 2014. Ed will be exhibiting a selection of...

Hurricane Sandy: 1 Year Later

September 30, 2014

ICP & Climate Change

As part of the International Center of Photography’s Fall 2014 Programming series, ICP Talks: Climate Change, Ron Haviv (VII) took part in the first panel Photography and the Environment 1: The Concerned Photographer yesterday. Haviv is also kicking off the ICP Instagram campaign on climate change by posting images...


September 25, 2014

Ed Kashi & VII at Pingyao

Ed Kashi (VII), was the winner of one of the top international photographers awards at the 14th annual Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) where he exhibited a show curated from three recent bodies of work. On September 20, VII photographer Sim Chi Yin hosted a “Meet VII” talk at...


September 23, 2014


For a limited time there is a pre-sale special edition of Barricade by Donald Weber (VII) and Arthur Bondar (VII Mentor) available for order. This special edition includes the Barricade book, an 8x12" archival print, “Golden Bread” magnet from Maidan, and Ukrainian national colored ribbon, all packaged in a...


September 22, 2014

California: Paradise Burning

Featured today on the New Yorker a collaborative film, "California: Paradise Burning" by Ed Kashi (VII) and Matt Black gives a deeper and personal look at the severe drought in California. Black and Kashi recently connected with the farmers and shepherds of the Central Valley, documenting their ongoing struggles...


September 16, 2014

Life In Motion Kilimanjaro

The Happy Families International Center, Inc. is hosting a photographic exhibition and reception showcasing images that capture every step of Sasha D'Jamoos and Alex Pohilko, two young men on prostheses, as they lead a team of climbers to conquer the tallest mountain in Africa in 2012 and 2014. The...


September 11, 2014

Announcing VII’s New Operations Manager

VII is now pleased to announce that Giana Choroszewski will be taking the reigns as the agency’s Operations Manager. Giana joins us from SheKnows.com where she worked as the Photo Editor for the past six years. If you have not already been introduced to Giana, please feel free to...


September 04, 2014

We The People Selfie Against Death Penalty

Join Ed Kashi and the VII Association in taking a stand against capital punishment. Yesterday Final Words launched, We The People #SelfieAgainstDeathPenalty campaign, inspiring people from all over the world to be creative and join the conversation. Get involved by submitting your selfie to the campaign. Also, post your...

Connie Sue Foss was raped while in the US Army and hasn’t been able to hold down a job to care for herself and her daughter. She bears scars from punching a window during a PTSD episode and holds a molar she lost from grinding her teeth at night. Photo©Mary F. Calvert

September 03, 2014

Alexia Foundation’s 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant

The Alexia Foundation has announced Mary F. Calvert is the recipient of the 2014 Women's Initiative Grant. Calvert is an independent photojournalist based in the US and will be using the $25,00 grant funding for her project "Missing in Action: Homeless Female Veterans."

Photo©2013 Ed Kashi/VII

August 27, 2014

Pingyao International Photo Festival

“Every year the Pingyao International Photography Festival is different. Every year there are new exhibitions, new and different lectures, new and exciting visual projects to experience." This year at the Pingyao Festival in September, the Alexia Foundation will have an exhibition featuring the work of 2014 Professional and Student...

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August 22, 2014

Appetite: The Culture of Food

Air Circulation of Brooklyn, NY has announced their upcoming exhibition, Appetite: The Culture of Food, a group show of photojournalistic work related to the culture and economics of the global food chain. This group exhibition curated by Melissa Burford, features works by 15 artists including Ed Kashi (VII).

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