Alexia: Survivor of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

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...

Instagram Display

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...


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...

Photo©2015 Ed Kashi/VII

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...

Newest Americans IV

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


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...

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