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“America, Again” | Chapter 2: THE ENVIRONMENT

“America, Again” is a year-long project by the photographers of VII, an exploration of some of the most important issues facing American voters as they head to the polls on November 3rd. This is Chapter 2: The Environment, which includes an essay by author Simon Winchester, reflecting on some of...

February 07, 2020

February 06, 2020

“America, Again” | Chapter 1: IOWA

Exactly one year before voters go to the polls on November 3, 2020 — and three months before Iowans gather for their caucuses — we at VII Photo are launching the first chapter of our year-long collective election coverage, “America, Again.” Introduction by VII Emeritus Member Sara Terry Every...

April 11, 2019

37 Voices

37 Voices: Newest Americans Visuals: Ed Kashi Intro: Mary Ann Koruth Words: Shana Russell   A study conducted in 2016 by the United Way of North Jersey found that 37% of the state’s population earns too much to qualify for federal assistance but are unable to save against the high...

Is Free Speech Dying?

  I currently have a public exhibit in Grenoble, France as part of a project I worked on with the Open Society Foundations about police profiling in Europe. The video interview can be found here. The exhibit focuses on victims of discriminatory identity checks, who describe the significant impacts...

October 26, 2017

Orphans of the Universe

Throughout their history, the Kurdish people have been the victims of geopolitics. Consistently entangled by conflicts in the oil-rich territories along the borders of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey; exploited and betrayed first by colonial nations and Cold War superpowers; and suffering the genocidal campaigns of Saddam Hussein, the...

July 25, 2017

The Forecast Is Cloudy With Some Bright Spots

    Being around youth in any country is often a window into where that culture is headed. The time I recently spent in Israel has given me the opportunity to be around both Arab and Jewish students, going to high schools to conduct photo workshops in a variety...

May 30, 2017

April 04, 2017

Burning Hot in Benin

I recently travelled to Benin in West Africa to work on a feature documentary film. While there I discovered that Benin is the birthplace of voodoo. The slave trade of centuries ago deeply connected the country to Haiti, which explains how voodoo extended to the Caribbean and Americas.    ...

March 07, 2017

Sleepless in Myanmar: 10 Days in the Golden Land

I just returned from conducting a photography workshop in Myanmar, a beautiful and serene country experiencing an influx of outsiders like never before. The workshop was organized by Liza Politi, an incredible producer. She knows how to take care of both her photographers and, most importantly, the workshop participants, so...

November 23, 2016

Two Weeks On: An Open Call to Visual Storytellers Post US Election

A quick note: a version of this post was published on TIME’s Lightbox. If you would like to see that version, click here. The photographs in this story were supplied by VII, for which I am grateful. This post is my response to the result of the US election...

September 20, 2016

The Invisible Threat: Zika in Puerto Rico

I just returned from an intense whirlwind trip to Puerto Rico, where I worked on a short documentary film about the Zika virus. I was working with an amazing director, Beth Murphy, who runs Principle Pictures, on a project for GroundTruth Films. We interviewed more than a dozen doctors...

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