VII Photo, at the VII Foundation, has added 10 photographers who join the existing 28 contributing photographers.
VII told PAN: ‘The new contributing photographers comprise a combination of young talents elevated from the foundation’s educational programs, including the VII Mentor Program, and leading figures in the industry who have already created significant and pivotal bodies of work. They join a team of authors, educators, and scholars who understand the importance of rigorous journalism and the imperative to engage and mentor a new generation of storytellers equipped to push back against the purveyors of misinformation and artifice.’
‘As highly active working photojournalists, they will provide the foundation’s partners with an even broader range of talent that includes working in conflict regions and behind closed borders to fulfill long-term agreements for project-based assignments. Their work will be included in The VII Foundation’s substantial cultural programs and critical initiatives with partner organizations like UNICEF and The Global Fund.’
The new 10 are:
Leonardo Carrato, Brazil. Currently based in Brazil.
Rena Effendi, Azerbaijan. Currently based in Turkey.
Mary Gelman, Russia / Armenia. Currently based in Russia.
Brenda Ann Keneally, USA. Currently based in the USA.
M’hammed Kilito, Canada / Morocco. Currently based in Morocco.
Pascal Maitre, France. Currently based in France.
Finbarr O’Reilly, Ireland. Currently based in Spain.
Nicole Tung, Hong Kong / USA. Currently based in Turkey.
Adriana Zehbrauskas, Brazil / USA. Currently based in the USA.
Anonymous/ Anonymous – Anonymity is for security reasons, as the photographer concerned lives in a country where journalists are routinely killed and incarcerated.
View their work at VII Photo now.