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VII is a collective of 17 leading photojournalists dedicated to exposing and reporting on issues around the world through photography and multimedia.

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Street photography requires a unique blend of gumption and skill. Find out how it is done in Street Photography: The Art of Photographing Strangers with @VIIphoto’s @ashgilbertson on @creativelive. Photo Credit: Ashley Gilbertson
More on the online class here (link in profile): http://vii.agency/2kWvTNC.
Marine SSG Joey Loresto, right, 35, and Marine SSG Roy Yanto, left, 31, explore the tank bay and lower deck area of LT 57, a boat that was donated by the US military, at Second Thomas Shoal, known locally as Ayungin, which is now grounded and occupied by eight Filipino marines in the South China Sea, Aug. 12, 2013. Continued Chinese military encroachments, seen as a grab for resources and control within the Filipino exclusive economic zone of the South China Sea is a contentious issue, leading to stand offs and foreign pressure from the United States.


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From the #VIIArchive (2005). Photo by @gary_knight_vii / @viiphoto from the project “Out of Poverty.” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 98 prisoners are kept in a cell measuring 25 square meters originally designed for 16 inmates. The longest-serving prisoner in one of these cells has been there for 5 years. The prisoners are locked up for crimes as varied as non-payment of alimony to murder. The long-timers sleep in hammocks up high, the newcomers on the floor. Temperatures reach 50 degrees celsius in the summer. The prisoners are from the poorest members of society, have poor legal representation, and are disenfranchised from political representation as they have no vote.

#EndPoverty


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From the #viiarchive. Photo by #alexandraboulat / @viiphoto.
INDONESIA 2000: LIVING DANGEROUSLY
In Aman LaoLao's Uma, Mentawai Island, West of Sumatra. Deep in the Siberut National Park (#UNESCO site), Shaman Aman LaoLao, chef of his clan, is the master of ceremony for the initiation of two new Shamans : his son Aman Telephon (about 22) and Aman Teo Jaja, an older man (about 55). About 50 guests (8 families, 8 Shamans) from 6 different clans attended the ceremonies which lasted for three days and ended with a full night dancing and getting into trances until sunrise.


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From the #viiarchive. Photo by @tomasvh / @viiphoto.
Muslims turn toward Mecca and pray on Stero beach on the south coast of the island of Socotra, Yemen on Thursday, May 19, 2005. In July 2008, the island was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (#UNESCO) as a world natural heritage site. This got full support of the EU.


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From the #VIIArchive. Photo by @EdKashi / @VIIPhoto. Tourists visit the Citadel in Aleppo, Syria on Oct. 17, 2008. Straddling crossroads of trade for 4,500 years, the ancient city of Aleppo avoided demolition plans and was named a #WorldHeritage spot by @unesco in 1986. The refurbished Citadel is one of Aleppo's main attractions for both foreign and local tourists.


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Join the Bronx Documentary Center for their 3rd Annual BDC Photo Auction Benefit at Brooklyn Brewery on Oct. 26th, for an opportunity to bid on works by renowned photographers, and be a part of an event that will bring together hundreds of photographers, filmmakers, documentarians, and friends for a night of fundraising and celebration. Get your tickets at www.501auctions.com/bronxdoc (link in profile) #nycphotography #photoevent #photoauction #nycphotographer #nyc


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From the #viiarchive: Today is #WorldSightDay, an annual day of awareness that focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Photo by @stefano_de_luigi / @viiphoto

View more from this series here (link in profile): http://viiphoto.com/articles/blanco-visions-of-blindness/

A screening for cataract surgery patients takes place at Wuang Nua Hospital in Lampang, Thailand in November 2005. There are over 45 million people who suffer from blindness and 135 million visually impaired people worldwide.


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From the #viiarchive: Today is #WorldSightDay, an annual day of awareness that focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Photo by @stefano_de_luigi / @viiphoto
View more from this series here (link in profile): http://viiphoto.com/articles/blanco-visions-of-blindness/
A young student sits at the Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind in Hanoi, Vietnam in June 2006. He suffers from a total absence of eyes from the consequence of the use of Agent Orange by the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. There are over 45 million people who suffer from blindness and 135 million visually impaired people worldwide.


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From the #viiarchive: Today is #WorldSightDay, an annual day of awareness that focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Photo by @stefano_de_luigi / @viiphoto

Martrynas Vitkus, 13, a blind student at the Kaunas Training Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, makes his way down a hallway in Kaunas, Lithuania in December 2006. There are over 45 million people who suffer from blindness and 135 million visually impaired people worldwide.
View more from this series here (link in profile): http://viiphoto.com/articles/blanco-visions-of-blindness/


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From the #viiarchive: Today is #WorldSightDay, an annual day of awareness that focuses global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Photo by @stefano_de_luigi / @viiphoto. View more from this series here (link in profile): http://viiphoto.com/articles/blanco-visions-of-blindness
Young patients are treated for squint at the National Institute of Ophthalmology Hospital, U.N.I.O., in Hanoi, Vietnam in May 2006. There are over 45 million people who suffer from blindness and 135 million visually impaired people worldwide.


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We're sharing photos from participants in @edkashi and @ashgilbertson's recent workshop in NYC. Copy and paste the link (vii.agency/vii-workshop) to learn about upcoming #VIIWorkshops!

Photo by @anjabruehling
9/11 Memorial a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 victims killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and the WTC bombing in 1993. The 9/11 Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools set within the footprints of the original Twin Towers. Inscribed in the memorial are the names of the 2,983 victims of the attacks. It conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling city. Every morning Ray and his colleagues make sure that the site is in pristine condition and a museum staff member places a white rose at the name of each victim who has a birthday that day.


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