Featuring: Anush Babajanyan, Jessica Dimmock, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Nichole Sobecki, Maggie Steber, Sara Terry
“Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity” is a continuation of the conversation begun by the seven women photographers of VII when they first met nearly a year ago, as the agency voted in six new female members. The exhibition is a reflection of their commitment, with the agency’s support, to help forward inclusive conversations about gender, power, and representation.
The Seven of VII would like to thank these generous donors for making this exhibition possible: The Freedom of Expression Foundation (Norway), Suzie Katz in honor of PhotoWings, VII Foundation, Anonymous Donor, Jean Karotkin, Ed Kashi, Joan Morgenstern, Gay Block, Mindy Grossman, Julie Fajgenbaum, Amy Yenkin, Rachel Cobb and the LA Center for Photography.
Anush Babajanyan, Jessica Dimmock, Linda Bournane Engelberth, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Nichole Sobecki, Maggie Steber, and Sara Terry are the Seven of VII, the seven female members of VII Photo Agency. They work in documentary, reportage and fine art, and are based in Armenia, the Netherlands, Norway and the United States. This is their first exhibition as a group.
VII is a storied photo agency, founded a few days before 9/11 to challenge the convergence in the photography business, when the trend for giant companies swallowing smaller independent agencies started. VII went small and photographer-owned, believing in the power and energy of collective effort, when everyone else seemed to be going big and corporate.
VII remains a disruptive and innovative business, unafraid to swim against the prevailing currents. VII has turned its gaze far from the frontline of its foundation. It has earned a reputation for uncompromising photography immersed in the great issues of today. VII photographers and filmmakers are as likely to be found focusing on race, gender, and identity, as they are on migration or conflict.
Amplifying local voices and addressing the complex political, environmental, and social questions facing families everywhere, VII places great value in the power of images to tell important stories. The members of VII are motivated by issues, and are proud to elevate those issues above the cult of the image, or the cult of the photographer.
Her Take: (Re)Thinking Masculinity
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