Ed Kashi (VII) will be teaching an online CreativeLive course, “Storytelling with Mobile Photography” on March 1, 2016 from 12:00PM – 5:00PM. “Momentary, stunning lighting on a landscape. A toddler’s first stuttering attempts at standing. An interaction between strangers on the street strikes you as unexpectedly poignant. There is...

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January 22, 2016

Newest Americans Issue #2

The second issue of Newest Americans has dropped! “Issue 2 of Newest Americans looks at the University Heights neighborhood of Newark in the 1960s and today, as development money flows into the city on a scale not seen in half a century. Why is University Heights so central to...


January 07, 2016

VII Mentor Program Accepts 5 New Photographers

“VII is pleased to announce the next roster of photographers to join its lauded VII Mentor Program, an education initiative launched in 2008 to provide professional development for emerging photographers whom VII consider to be among the brightest new talents in the industry.” From the over 300 applicants from...


January 05, 2016

Nat Geo: Photos that Inspired Change

“Photographs show us places and things we will never see in person, they express conflict in a visceral and enduring way, and they can be transformative. Photographs can cause us to think differently or move us emotionally, and sometimes they can even propel us into action,” Jessie Wender writes...


December 10, 2015

Dysturb: #ReframeClimate for #COP21

As a part of COP21 in Paris, France, Magnum Foundation and #Dysturb are teaming up to present #ReframeClimate. Large scale prints of 25 images related to climate change have been pasted on public buildings and facades throughout Paris. These compelling documentary images were used to bring climate change into visual...


December 08, 2015

Three Year Mentored Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photo

Ed Kashi (VII) and Jim Estrin (NY Times Lens) will be teaching a long term mentored workshop with AndersonRanch Arts Center. The curriculum of this three year program on Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography  is designed to help advanced photographers bring their vision to life by pursuing their own...


December 04, 2015

All At Once – Visual Storytelling with VII

You can join 16 VII photographers in Barcelona this coming June! VII is holding their annual meeting at the Villa Maria just outside Barcelona, Spain from June 9-13, 2016. It will be an action-packed weekend of master classes, portfolio reviews, workshops, lectures and much more. Different VII photographers will...


November 25, 2015

CreativeLive’s Black Friday Sale!

    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...

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