Questions Without Answers

The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII

Includes winners at the World Press Photo Awards, 2012.

VII, with an introduction by David Friend


Price: USD$75.00 USD$20.00

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  • A powerful visual history of the world from the end of the Cold War to the present day, by the photographers at groundbreaking photo agency VII
  • Features a startlingly wide variety of work; from coverage of the war in Iraq and the events of 9/11 to an exploration of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, from portraits of our most significant cultural figures to dispatches from the current economic crisis
  • The world-renowned VII photographers, such as Alexandra Boulat, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris and John Stanmeyer, are leaders in their field and multi-award-winning photojournalists, activists and educators
  • A moving and compelling record of conflict – environmental, social and political, both violent and non-violent – through photo-stories from around the world
  • An introduction by David Friend, former director of photography at Life magazine, provides a context for the work and a commentary on world events in the 21st century

In The Press
'the agency VII [... are] unflinching in their coverage of world events. ... images are interspersed with anecdotes, assembling a visual history as terrible as it is powerful' Sunday Telegraph, Seven Magazine

'...a compelling look at how several major events have affected the lives of communities and individuals throughout the world' Photo District News

'...all the cliches are true: These images have the powers to transport, inspire, and change' Departures

About the author(s)
VII derives its name from the number of founding photo-journalists who, in September 2001, formed this collectively-owned agency. Designed from the outset to be an efficient, technologically advanced distribution hub for some of the world's finest photojournalism, VII has been responsible for creating and relaying to the world many of the images that define the turbulent opening years of the 21st century.

Now made up of 23 eminent photographers - Lynsey Addario, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Marcus Bleasdale, Stefano De Luigi, Venetia Dearden, Jessica Dimmock, Adam Ferguson, Ashley Gilbertson, Ron Haviv, Ed Kashi, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, Davide Monteleone, Christopher Morris, Seamus Murphy, Maciek Nabrdalik, Franco Pagetti, Stephanie Sinclair, John Stanmeyer, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Tomas van Houtryve and Donald Weber - VII remains committed to recording, not just the battlefield, but social and cultural change worldwide.

What unites VII's work is a sense that, in the act of communication at the very least, all is not lost; reparation is always possible; despair is never absolute.

David Friend, former director of photography at Life magazine, is Vanity Fair's editor of creative development. A successful author and editor, he has also curated a number of important exhibitions and created the Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Magazine Photography.


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