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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New York-based photographer Sarah Blesener has won the $20,000 Professional Grant from the Alexia Foundation for her series “Toy Soldiers,“ which documents youth patriotic clubs, education and summer camps in Russia. Blesener, a recent graduate of the International Center of Photography and recipient of the Alexia Student Award in 2016, will use the funds to photograph rising... More ›