CreativeLive​ is starting Black Friday early! Now through Sunday, they are running a special to get 25% off ALL online classes! This includes the courses taught by VII Photo Agency photographers Ashley Gilbertson, Ron Haviv, and Ed Kashi. Ron and Ed taught a class during CreativeLive’s photo...

Sugarcane - Kidney Disease

November 20, 2015

Sugarcane & Kidney Disease work featured in The Guardian

The Guardian has published a series of Ed’s photographs of sugarcane workers in Nicaragua and El Salvador alongside an article that details how heat stress is leading to thousands of chronic kidney disease deaths. Sugar cane cutters are dying on a large scale in Central America from chronic kidney...


November 19, 2015

New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling with Ed Kashi: Dubai 2016

You can join Ed for the 2016 Gulf Photo Plus Festival in February 2016! He’ll be teaching two masterclasses with the theme of ‘New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling’ and registration is now open. A more detailed description of the event is below or you can head directly...


November 09, 2015

Eyes in Progress: Visual Storytelling with Ed Kashi

Registration for the Visual Storytelling Workshop Ed will be giving in Amsterdam in October, 2016 is now open. Hosted by Eyes in Progress, the workshop will span four days and will focus on learning how improve the creation of a documentary reportage project. Ed will help participants to refine...


October 29, 2015

Eye for an Eye Exhibition LA

The Hands Down Creative Collective is putting on an exhibition entitled ‘Eye for an Eye’ on November 6th in Los Angeles, California. The exhibit will be held at the Think Tank Gallery in LA and is featuring a selection of photographs from Ed’s work on Sugarcane & Kidney Disease. The...


October 27, 2015

VII at Tufts University

  As part of celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Tufts University’s Institute for Global Leadership, a group of VII photographers will be presenting a migration-themed series of workshops and seminars from November 14-15. Ed will be leading a workshop on street photography as well as showing some of his work on police profiling...


October 21, 2015

Crossing Borders Picture Fund

  The Crossing Borders Picture Fund has launched! This effort, spearheaded by Laura El-Tantawy, is a print auction to raise funds for the global migrant crisis. The auction will be live for two weeks only and will feature work by a wide range of photographers including VII members Ed Kashi and Sim Chi...

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October 19, 2015

SXSW Interactive Festival 2016

  The results of the SXSW Panel Picker have been announced! Ed Kashi will be participating in a panel “Strategic Storytelling: Video As Policy Changer” at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in March 2016.  The panel will explore how advocates, visual storytellers, lawyers, and artists can combine expertise...

Alexia: Survivor of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

October 06, 2015

Photography: Agent for Change

APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING! October 9th is the last day to submit your application for the Alexia Foundation workshop, Photography: Agent for Change! “The Alexia Foundation is proud to offer a one-day seminar entitled “Photography: Agent For Change,” for photographers to learn to use photography to effect change. Covering a...

Sugarcane - Kidney Disease

October 02, 2015

Tallberg Foundation: Global Leadership Prize

  The Tallberg Foundation has announced the five 2015 Global Leaders “selected by an international panel from more than 200 nominees and 56 nations. These women and men – each in a most extraordinary way – demonstrate the kind of  leadership required by the challenges of the 21st century....

A man sells papal memorabilia during the papal visit of Pope Francis to the World Trade Center in New York City, N.Y. on Sept. 25, 2015.

September 29, 2015

Waiting for Francis

They came from all walks of life, all religions, socio-economic levels and ages, to see Pope Francis on his first visit to the United States as pope. For most people, Francis’ visit was characterized by waiting, waiting, and more waiting. Pope Francis has developed a dedicated and fascinated fan...


September 22, 2015

Just Another Photo Festival

Poulomi Basu of the VII Mentor Program, alongside Manik Katyal, CJ Clarke, Mohini Feya Dutta, and RZ Zaveri, is launching Just Another Photo Festival. This new and exciting all-India photography festival will democratize photography across the country. Screening the works of 150 photographers from over 35 different countries, Ed Kashi...


September 18, 2015

Why We Shoot: CreativeLive Session with Ron Haviv

CreativeLive offers hundreds of free workshops with professionals in different creative mediums via live online sessions. VII‘s Ed Kashi and Ron Haviv are participating in this year’s Photo Week: five straight days of workshops and classes on all things photography-related starting on Monday, September 21st. Next week will feature...


September 11, 2015

Post 9/11 Reflections on NY

Today on National Geographic Proof blog, an article by Jessie Wender commemorates the 14 year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks with reflections from seven Nat Geo photographers based in New York, including Ed Kashi (VII). Wender writes, “I wanted to know if New York had changed, and...


September 09, 2015

7 with VII: Ethics in Photojournalism

“I am quite open-minded about any sort of photography, but when it comes to work that is of a journalistic or documentary nature, there is a basic line we should not cross in how we represent our subjects.” -Ed Kashi VII Photo Agency has launched a new series on...


September 02, 2015

The Future of Mobile Photography – Berlin

I’m looking forward to my talk on the Future of Mobile Photography next Thursday, September 3rd, during the annual IFA conference on consumer electronics in Berlin. I’ll be speaking at an event with ZTE, the Chinese phone manufacturer which was kind enough to let me play with its new...


August 28, 2015

Sugarcane, Fuel For Change in Amsterdam

Opening today: SUGARCANE, Fuel for Change at Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam. Commissioned by Solidaridad, this exhibition of Ed Kashi’s photographs will be on view at through October 4, 2015. Kashi traveled this year to Nicaragua and El Salvador to capture the life of cane cutters there in partnership with La...

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

August 26, 2015

Support “Everyday Climate Change” at Photoville

“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...


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...


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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