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A logger cuts down a 300 foot tall  Redwood tree that is 1000 years old. 1993 Redwood National Park, California, USA

“Photoville has invited EverydayClimateChange (@everydayclimatechange) Instagram feed to exhibit this year at its all-free admission photo festival this year in September!  During the festival, EverydayClimateChange founder, James Whitlow Delano, will join a panel discussion at Photoville to talk about climate change.  We would like you to partner with us...



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August 17, 2015

Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant Winner

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is an “organization serving the lens arts community. It works to preserve and protect Aaron’s artistic legacy and foster knowledge of and appreciation for his art through new books, exhibits, educational events and scholarly research. It seeks to support contemporary photographic art and art-making through...

In the Ogoniland village of Kpean, an oil wellhead that had been leaking for weeks has turned into a raging inferno. The local youths keep watch, waiting for Shell to come and put the fire out. This is an environmental disaster for the local people, as it effects their crops, their water and air.

Even though Shell has not been allowed to pump oil from its 125 wells in Ogoniland since 1993, they sill have wells that are leaking and often unattended or maintained. This lack of action, which pollutes the lands and forces farmers and fishermen out of work, makes relations between the local communities and Shell very fractious. This Shell oil well is more than 30 years old and this scenerio is typical of the kinds of ongoing problems with the oil works of the Niger Delta.

August 10, 2015

EverydayClimateChange at Photoville

EverydayClimateChange is an Instagram feed where photographers from all over the world, including Ed Kashi/ VII Photo, have posted images regarding climate change.  As these photographers are diverse and have different cultures, the assortment of images gathered reflects these varying perspectives. The photographs on this feed not only provide...

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July 30, 2015

EyeEm Photography Festival

VII Photo Agency is excited to partner with EyeEm for the 2015 Photography Festival! The Festival will take place September 17-18, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. The festival will present a variety of panels and speakers along with an exhibition of the 2015 EyeEm Awards Finalists. VII Photographers Ed Kashi...

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July 23, 2015

The Power of Instagram

For so many years photography existed solely in the tangible realm of negatives and prints. There was a certain beauty about this era of photography. It was a period of time that Ed Kashi and many other photographers in the world knew and loved. As we still hold onto this...

i12/08/2014 -- Sinjar mountains, Iraq -- Runak Bapir Gherib, 14 y.o. from Shengar makes her way down the mountain after 7 days. She is with her mother and sister (in the back) waiting for a car to drive them away. She took the gun from Shengal to protect her family. YPG also gave weapons to the people who wanted to fight, but it has been impossible to verify whether this weapon was given to her by YPG or family members.

July 16, 2015

@metrography_iraq on Instagram

The first Iraqi photo agency, Metrography, known for high quality photographic storytelling from the best Iraqi and regional photographers, recently launched an Instagram feed entitled, @metrography_iraq! This feed posts photographs relating the various in-depth narratives that exist in Iraq and its outlying regions. Ed Kashi is also proud to...

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July 14, 2015

ZEKE: The Magazine of Global Awareness

Ed Kashi (VII) is proud to introduce the new visual story telling publication that is ZEKE Magazine.  Glenn Ruga of Social Documentary Network (SDN) spearheaded the publishing of the innovative ZEKE Magazine. SDN exposes incredibly strong and powerful global documentary photography, and via ZEKE Magazine, the timeless medium of...

A remote border fence is seen 15 miles east of Douglas, Ariz., April 25, 2010. Mexico is to the left.

July 01, 2015

OFFICIAL LAUNCH: Newest Americans

In honor of the official launch of Newest Americans today, VII Photo Agency will be taking over the @NewestAmericans Instagram feed for the month of July. They will be posting images surround the theme of immigration around the world. Follow along here. The Center for Migration and the Global...

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June 26, 2015

Global Activism: La Isla Foundation

Jason Glaser of La Isla Foundation was recently interviewed on WBEZ’s Worldview about his work surrounding the epidemic of kidney disease among sugarcane workers in Nicaragua. “La Isla Foundation was formed in 2008 after independent filmmaker Jason Glaser met Juan Salgado, a community organizer from Candelaria, Nicaragua. Jason was...

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June 22, 2015

Newest Americans

Ed Kashi has helped to contribute to the creation of the distinct multi-media digital publication focused on stories told by various perspectives around the world. Based in Newark, New Jersey, Newest Americans will display the work of professional journalists, documentary filmmakers, artists, research faculty, and students. The stories are relayed...

Adji Ahoudian, 32, an elected official, poses for a photograph in Paris, France on April 2, 2012. Ahoudian has been profiled by police officers in France. This is from a project on police profiling in Europe, examining the impact of immigrants and minorities who must contend with the stigma, legal pressures and exclusion from society these practices can cause on victims of such policies and behavior.

June 16, 2015

Racial Profiling Huffington Post Interview

Ed Kashi (VII) was recently interviewed by The Huffington Post concerning his initiative on racial profiling in Europe. In this interview, he speaks of his efforts commissioned by the Open Society Foundations to capture the individual struggles of thirty immigrants who have felt alienated and targeted because of their race....

Tavy, or burning of the forest to clear for planting, is illegal but local farmers continue to do this despite the massive reductions of their forests. This tavy is in Analavinaky.

These images have been made for the 2010 Prix Pictet Commission, working in cooperation with the United Kingdom based NGO, Azafady, to show issues around land, forests and poverty in this region of Madagascar. The purpose of the images and stories collected here are to illustrate the lack of develoment and Azafady's efforts to promote sustainable development to improve the lives of the people and how the land is used.

June 15, 2015

#EveryDayClimateChange

Ed Kashi (VII) has been an avid contributor to the the project of #EveryDayClimateChange. #EveryDayClimateChange is an exhibition and is associated with the Instagram feed, @everydayclimatechange. This feed has received a great deal of press and support on Instagram and has 20.3k followers. @everydayclimatechange concerns the very serious and relevant...

Adil Kochman, 32, an artist and filmmaker in Lille, France poses for a photograph on April 1, 2012. Kochman has experienced police profiling. This is from a project on police profiling in Europe, examining the impact of immigrants and minorities who must contend with the stigma, legal pressures and exclusion from society these practices can cause on victims of such policies and behavior.

June 11, 2015

Ed Kashi Interviews: Racial Profiling

Ed Kashi (VII) was recently interviewed by Daily Photo News about his project on racial profiling in Europe. In his interview, he discusses his experience shooting this project as well as his opinions on police profiling in Europe and how it compares to profiling in the United States. “I...

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June 02, 2015

VII Announces New Members

VII Photo Agency is excited to announce the addition of two new members, as well as a new CEO and Chairman of the Board, Richard D. Schoenberg. As of June 2nd, 2015, VII is proud to accept two new photographers; Sarker Protick and Danny Wilcox Frazier, into the agency....

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May 28, 2015

Equality Betrayed

Equality Betrayed, a free exhibition presented by the Open Society Foundations featuring Ed Kashi’s work on racial profiling will take place in La Place de la République, Paris from June 5 until July 12! The exhibit includes large format photos and texts that illustrate and explore the stories of...

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May 20, 2015

“Life In Motion – Kilimanjaro” Exhibition

The next stop on the photographic exhibition tour of “Life in Motion – Kilimanjaro” will be New York City! On view at Saint Peter’s Church through July 6, 2015, this exhibition features images by Steve Remich, chronicling the adventure of “Sasha D’Jamoos and Alex Pohilko, two you men on...

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May 15, 2015

PROOF’s 5th Annual Benefit Auction

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is holding their annual benefit auction on June 11, 2015 from 6-9PM at the Swann Auction Galleries in New York. “Enjoy great photographs, live jazz, specialty hors d’oeuvres, chilled bubbly, and signature cocktails, while bidding on photographs by Ed Kashi, Rick Finkelstein, Bill Jacobson,...

Curse of the Black Gold: Oil in the Niger Delta

May 14, 2015

Summer Workshop in Tuscany

  This summer, join Ed Kashi (VII) for a workshop “New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling” in Tuscany, Italy! Hosted by TPW, the course will take place August 2-8, 2015. “This workshop will allow you to share your work in an intimate session and learn about the...

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May 12, 2015

MULTIMEDIA WEEK: Ed Kashi & Sim Chi Yin

“In this episode of Multimedia Week, David Campbell is in conversation with Ed Kashi and Sim Chi Yin, two well-known photographer’s and filmmakers who are part of VII Photo. They discuss the wide-ranging topic of ethics in visual journalism, including the question of posing, reenactment and staging in stories,...

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May 07, 2015

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

The film California: Paradise Burning by Ed Kashi (VII) and Matt Black, has been selected for screening at the 37th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. The 2015 festival will take place in Colorado, May 22-25th.   Originally produced for and published on the New Yorker, California: Paradise Burning gives a...

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May 05, 2015

“Getting Your Shot” Book Release

In July 2014 I had the opportunity to be an assignment editor for National Geographic’s Your Shot community. I curated an assignment called “How Close Can You Get?“, challenging participants to not only ‘get close’ to their subjects physically, but also psychologically and emotionally. “It’s that quality in a...

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