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See VII Photo films next month

VII Photo agency tops off most successful year ever by showing documentary work next month

It’s been a bumper year for the photographers of VII Photo - first the agency expanded its full membership to 23 - the most it's ever boasted - then Stephanie Sinclair and Donald Weber both secured World Press Photo Awards, the agency received nine Pictures of the Year International Honors; and, of course, it published an excellent book, Questions Without Answers, with yours truly.

Also included in all this activity were two Emmy Award nominations A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan by Seamus Murphy in collaboration with MediaStorm, and the Médecins Sans Frontières project, Starved for Attention which features VII photojournalists Marcus Bleasdale, Jessica Dimmock, Antonin Kratochvil, Ron Haviv, Franco Pagetti, Stephanie Sinclair and John Stanmeyer. Now there is a chance to see VII Photo agency’s award winning documentary work at DOC NYC this November 10 as nine short-films by photographers from the agency are shown as part of VII Uncommissioned.

Ed Kashi, who recently took over the New Yorker’s Instagram feed will be showing his short experimental-film Photojournalisms, featuring nearly 20 years of photographs and journal entries. Anastasia Taylor-Lind will be showing her film about Siberian supermodels while Christopher Morris’ film, Obama’s War, could prove particularly poignant when shown just days after the US election.

This is sure to be a sell out event so make sure you book your tickets now. If you can’t make it down, watch this video to see some of VII Photo’s greatest photographs from 2012 then have a browse through the book in the store. Is it too early to say it would make the perfect Christmas present? We don't think so.