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...

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...

May 13, 2014

2014 PDN Photo Annual Awards

It is an honor to announce that Ed Kashi (VII) and Julie Winokur's film, "Syria's Lost Generation" has received the 2014 PDN Publisher's Choice Award. Ed Kashi was also recognized in this year's competition in the photojournalism category.

March 25, 2014

World Press Photo 2014 Multimedia Contest Winners Announced

Yesterday World Press Photo announced the winning productions of the 2014 Multimedia Contest. The three categories in which 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes were awarded are: Short Feature, Long Feature, and Interactive Documentary. The jury of Gabriel Dance, Liza Faktor, Ed Kashi (VII), Marianne Levy-Leblond, Grant Scott, Luis Weinstein,...

March 14, 2014

PhotoPhilanthropy Announces Winners for 5th Annual Activist Awards

PhotoPhilanthropy has announced the winners of the 5th Annual Activist Awards. This award recognizes “outstanding documentary photography done on behalf of nonprofit organizations worldwide.” To determine the winners, PhotoPhilanthropy live-streamed the judging worldwide on March 8, 2014 in San Francisco, with Ed Kashi serving as the Master of Ceremonies....

March 05, 2014

2013 UNICEF Photo of the Year

Each year the UNICEF Photo of the Year Award is granted “to photos and photo series that best depict the personality and living conditions of children worldwide in an outstanding manner.” Yesterday, UNICEF awarded Swedish photographer Niclas Hammarström the 2013 UNICEF Photo of the Year for his photo series on the...

February 20, 2014

FotoEvidence Book Award 2014

It was announced today that the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award will be awarded to Majid Saeedi for his work Afghanistan: Life in War. In the FotoEvidence press release his work is described as “an intimate, ironic, and luminous portrait of Afghan life in the midst of war. Life happens,...

October 23, 2013

FotoEvidence Book Award Exhibition

“FotoEvidence is founded to continue the tradition of using photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on sovereignty or human dignity wherever they may occur.” Hosting an annual contest, the FotoEvidence Book Award, this organization recognizes a photo project each year that documents social injustice, creating...

September 10, 2013

Photo Philanthropy: Activist Awards

PhotoPhilanthropy will have a call for submissions for their annual Activist Awards starting October 1st and closing on November 15th, with prizes ranging from $2,000-$15,000. The Activist Awards are looking to identify outstanding work done by professional, amateur, and student photographers collaborating with non-profit organizations.  Photo essays should describe...