VII Photo Agency was created in 2001 by seven of the world’s leading photojournalists and by 2005 VII was listed in third position in American Photo’s “100 Most Important People in Photography”. VII Photo Agency now represents 23 of the world’s preeminent photojournalists whose careers span 35 years of world history.
Renowned for the quality of its photography the group’s collective archive of over 60,000 images is an iconic summary of the defining landmarks of the late 20th Century and it continues to grow as the new Millennium develops. The collection has been built cover-by-cover and page-by-page in collaboration with the world’s leading magazines and as such it defines the visual memory of our times. Time Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Stern, London Sunday Times, Paris Match and countless others have helped to introduce these images to the world.
VII's work has been the subject of broadcast documentaries in USA, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. In 2012, VII received three Emmy Award nominations for photography and film work internationally.
VII's 23 eminent photographers are Lynsey Addario, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Marcus Bleasdale, Stefano De Luigi, Venetia Dearden, Jessica Dimmock, Adam Ferguson, Ashley Gilbertson, Ron Haviv, Ed Kashi, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, Davide Monteleone, Christopher Morris, Seamus Murphy, Maciek Nabrdalik, Franco Pagetti, Stephanie Sinclair, John Stanmeyer, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Tomas van Houtryve and Donald Weber.