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Portfolio submission at VII Photo Agency

March 29, 2010

Photo Agency


Membership will be offered only to photographers working with the highest standards of journalistic and documentary integrity, who will laterally extend the breadth of work we currently produce and who we believe we can work within the management structure of VII.

As VII is solely owned by its members, membership comes with shareholder responsibility. New members will spend at least one year with VII before full membership is offered. All members are obliged to purchase shares, attend shareholders meetings and contribute dynamically and responsibly to the business of the agency.


The VII Network expands the ideals and journalistic mission of VII Photo to include important photographic work by selected non-members. VII Network photographers are represented for distribution of existing work only, and remain solely responsible for managing all other aspects of their professional practice. Successful applicants are required to credit VII Network in their byline and by doing so they are equal partners in upholding the standards of the agency: quality journalism, ethical integrity and visual excellence are assumed. VII members encourage diverse styles and photographers working with varied visual approaches are welcome to apply.


From time to time individual members may choose to adopt a young photographer to coach as they launch their careers in the professional world. These appointments are personal to the VII member photographers and are not mediated by VII Photo Agency. The application process for the VII Mentor Program is the same as Membership and the Network.

PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION RULES: VII Membership, VII Network and VII Mentorship

Submission deadline: May 7, 2010

Your submission will require the following items:

Documents Requirements

All texts must be written in English submitted as a Word.doc included on your CD submission or on a printed hard copy.

1 – in English: A brief explanation of your desire to join VII or the VII Network or the VII Mentorship

2 – in English: A short biography with your email address

3 – in English: An explanation of the content of the images you are submitting


Image Requirements

1 – No more than 50 images

2 – 72 dpi, longest axis no greater than 1440 pixels, JPEG compression of 8, Mac-compatible CD only

3 – Label each image as follows: Your initials than the sequence number

ex. JS-001, JS-002, through JS-050

4 – Place all images in a folder titled as your name

We regret that we will not consider applications that are not compliant with these criteria.

No folio submissions will be returned.

The address for submissions is:

John Stanmeyer


VII Photo

28 Jay Street

Brooklyn, New York 11201



James Nachtwey

July 9, 2009

One of the most famous and respected documentary photographers shares his thoughts about photojournalism and it’s role in society at TED Talks:

If you haven’t seen the documentary “War Photographer” ,  take a look at the trailer and  buy it here:

Conversation with Donald Weber

June 15, 2009

Donald Weber works for the VII Network. More information at Lightstalkers.
For further reading i can recommend this article/interview.