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....


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...

Photo©Mathijs Hanenkamp (EIP Barcelona Workshop Participant)

April 30, 2015

Barcelona Workshop Participant Portfolios

Ed Kashi recently taught the Barcelona segment of the VII/Eyes in Progress European workshop series. Participant portfolios and video interviews are now live on the Eyes in Progress website! The particpant whose Eyes In Progress portfolio accumulates the highest number of LIKES  will win the chance to attend the...


April 28, 2015

Smile! A Photo Anthology by VII

Smile! A Photo Anthology by VII, a free photography exhibition presented by Arts Brookfield. The exhibition will debut May 6 at the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Los Angeles and will continue through July 17. The smile, one of life’s most basic and primary expressions, will be the...

Sugarcane - Kidney Disease

April 23, 2015

Sugarcane, Fuel for Change

Sugarcane is ubiquitous in our daily lives. We use it not only as food and fuel, but we also plastic, jeans and shampoo. However, the working conditions in the sugar cane production are often very poor. This year, Ed Kashi traveled to Nicaragua and El Salvador in partnership with La Isla...


April 14, 2015

Visual Storytelling in Europe

Workshops have become an integral part of my work, and speaking from this experience, there is no better workshop facilitator than Veronique Sutra, the founder and director of Eyes in Progress. I have just completed my third workshop with her, this one taking place in Barcelona, Spain. What I...


April 07, 2015

ABC News: California’s Drought Plan

Featuring images by Ed Kashi (VII), an article on ABC News takes a deeper look at California’s recently announce water restrictions plan. Although California’s agricultural sector yields a large majority of America’s produce, critics are questioning why the focus of the new water restrictions. “It is striking that [Gov....


April 06, 2015

BDC Portfolio Review

Ed Kashi (VII) will be among a line up of photographers, editors, and directors to be giving portfolio reviews at the Bronx Documentary Center on May 2, 2015. Participants can register to have their work seen during five one-one-one sessions with the industry’s leading professionals. The event will take...

Newsweek, Apr. 3, 2015

April 02, 2015

NEWSWEEK: The New Exodus

“The New Exodus” story, with images by Ed Kashi (VII) was featured in the April 3, 2015 issue of Newsweek. “Some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are disappearing in the very lands where their faith was born and first took root,” says the Center for American...

Photo © Sim Chi Yin

April 01, 2015

VII Photo – Internship

VII Photo Agency has announced they are accepting applications for a Europe-based intern now through April 15th. Read the full description below. The VII Photo Internship Program is a four-month part-time commitment of roughly 40 hours per month. The position pays a monthly stipend of 300 euros. Candidates must...


March 18, 2015

The Syrian Revolution & the Arts of Resistance

Rutgers University-Newark presents a series of events on the subject of “The Syrian Revolution and the Arts of Resistance” on March 26, 2015 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark. Three segments of this event encapsulate the Syrian revolution in a multifaceted approach. The first event, “Veiled Aleppo:...


March 17, 2015

VII Open Call for Membership!

VII Photo Agency has announced an open call for for members and will be accepting applications for membership through May 1, 2015. Submission guidelines are listed below:   VII Membership Application Guidelines VII will be accepting applications for membership from March 16, 2015 through May 1, 2015. Please click...


March 12, 2015

#VIIEvolution Tour Hits DC!

The world’s leading photojournalists from VII Photo have teamed up with the technology specialists from AbelCine to present an immersive, two-day educational program: The VII Evolution Tour. This program examines the technology, craft and business practices of today’s successful visual storytellers. The event is structured as a combination of seminars, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and networking....

Sugarcane - Kidney Disease

March 11, 2015

Nat Geo Weekend Radio: The Sugarcane Epidemic

  In a recent National Geographic Weekend Radio Show episode, one segment features an interview with Ed Kashi (VII) about the epidemic of kidney disease among sugarcane workers in Central America. “Sugarcane is one of the biggest crops in Central America, but harvesting the cane is killing people by...

Palliative Care in Mexico

February 27, 2015

NY Times Lens Blog: Winners of POYi

  Today on the New York Times Lens Blog, James Estrin writes on this year’s POYi winners and interviews Daniel Berehulak (Photographer of the Year – Reportage), Ed Kashi (Multimedia Photographer of the Year) and Rick Shaw (POYi Director). “In a nod to the prevalence of newer forms of...

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