VII and NOOR announced new additions to their memberships today.

New Jersey-based photojournalist Ed Kashi joins Marcus Bleasdale, the Estate of Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, Franco Pagetti, Stephanie Sinclair and John Stanmeyer as a co-owning  member of VII Photo Agency.

“Ed is not only an amazing photographer but also an original thinker with huge positive energy, which fits right into VII’s dynamic approach to expanding the relevance of photojournalism in the new millennium,” VII managing director Stephen Mayes said in a statement.

Alixandra Fazzina, a British photographer based in Pakistan, joins Nina Berman, Philip Blenkinsop, Pep Bonet, Jan Grarup, Stanley Greene, Yuri Kozyrev, Kadir van Louhizen, Jon Lowenstein and Francesco Zizola as a member of the NOOR foundation and photo agency.

Fazzina recently released a book, “A Million Shillings: Escape From Somalia” (Trolley, 2010), about Somalis fleeing their war-torn country along perilous smuggling routes.


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