Featuring: Jon Lee Anderson, Stephen Ferry, Martin Fletcher, Ashley Gilbertson, Philip Gourevitch, Ron Haviv, Ed Kashi, Gary Knight, Anthony Loyd, Gilles Peress, Nichole Sobecki, Jon Swain, Nicole Tung, Fiona Turner, Lauren Walsh, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Robin Wright
The VII Foundation presents projects that include: “Peace,” a multi-platform endeavor examining life in post-conflict societies; “Eat Up,” a documentary film addressing systemic hunger in Boston public schools; “Fighting on the Frontline,” tackling health awareness in New York City; “Lost Rolls America,” an archive celebrating the role of analog film and recovered memories; and “Millennium Villages Project,” focusing on ways to reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. “Biography of a Photo,” a documentary film about two iconic photographs of conflict shape the course of history and inspire a quest for justice.
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.
The VII Foundation
Featuring: Various Artists
Curated by: Ron Haviv Gary Knight
LocationsView Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Voice and Vision: How To Shoot Your Truth
In this special workshop, photographer, documentarian, and co-founder of VII photo agency Ron Haviv offers insights and practical tools to develop a distinct voice and visual style.Learn More