“America, Again” is a year-long project by the photographers of VII, an exploration of some of the most important issues facing American voters as they head to the polls on November 3rd. This is Chapter 7: American Hope, American Fears, which includes an essay by Alexis Okeowo as well as…


“America, Again” is a year-long project by the photographers of VII, an exploration of some of the most important issues facing American voters as they head to the polls on November 3rd. This is Chapter 6: American Imperium which includes essays by Suzy Hansen, Anthony Loyd, and Jill Filipovic as…


For this chapter of America, Again, we invited photographer Joshua Rashaad McFadden as guest curator, essayist, and photo editor.

© Joshua Rashaad McFadden. A woman in Atlanta takes part in a “die-in” protest.

What to the oppressed is the American dream? A modern-day query echoing the words of the magnificent Frederick Douglass in 1852 suggests a centuries-long truth of America that has not yet…


Line Ørnes Søndergaard / VII Mentor Program.

Not just interrupted. Brought to a standstill. By something that can’t even be seen by the human eye, so tiny it is measured in microns and nanometers — millionths and billionths of inches.

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has wreaked havoc across the globe. As I write this on May 14…


“America, Again” is a year-long project by the photographers of VII, an exploration of some of the most important issues facing American voters as they head to the polls on November 3rd. This is Chapter 3: American Dreams, which includes an essay by author John Edwin Mason.

This chapter includes…


West Des Moines, Nov. 2019.

A photo essay by Danny Wilcox Frazier/ VII

On February 3, Iowans once again become the first in the nation to cast their votes in the presidential primaries. The state’s legendary caucuses are deemed so important in sorting out frontrunners that candidates spend months in the state — often becoming…


“America, Again” is a year-long project by the photographers of VII, an exploration of some of the most important issues facing American voters as they head to the polls on November 3rd. This is Chapter 2: The Environment, which includes an essay by author Simon Winchester, reflecting on some of the global and political complexities of environmental issues and America’s role in it all.

This chapter includes five photo stories by Zackary Canepari, Ashley Gilbertson, Ed Kashi, Espen Rasmussen, John Stanmeyer, and Sara Terry.

For the Love of Trees by John Stanmeyer


Photo by Danny Wilcox Frazier / VII

Exactly one year before voters go to the polls on November 3, 2020 — and three months before Iowans gather for their caucuses — we at VII Photo are launching the first chapter of our year-long collective election coverage, “America, Again.”

Introduction by VII Emeritus Member Sara Terry

Exactly one year before voters go to the polls on November 3, 2020 — and three months before Iowans gather for their caucuses — we at VII Photo are launching the first chapter of our year-long collective election coverage, “America, Again.”

Every election…


In collaboration with National Geographic, on September 20, 2019, VII photographers documented Climate Strike protests throughout the world.


© Ed Kashi / VII

This Labor Day, VII has put together a group project consisting of an essay by Shana Russell with photo stories from VII’s Sara Terry, Ed Kashi, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Maggie Steber, John Stanmeyer, and Christopher Lee and Nolan Ryan Trowe of the VII Mentor Program, about automation, domestic workers, bicycle…

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VII is a collective of 29 visual storytellers dedicated to reporting on issues around the world.

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