Perpignan, Visa pour l’image festival, September 8, 2001. For a few years, a certain gloom reigns over the world of photojournalism, in seemingly continuous decline. Then, however, a group of seven photojournalists– Alexandra Boulat, Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Christopher Morris, James Nachtwey, and John Stanmeyer– announced the formation of VII, a traditional photo agency based on the global Web.
A few weeks ago the National Geographic lobby was so crowded with young schoolgirls I could barely make it to the elevators. The place was jumping with energy and I asked the ticket takers if the girls were here to see the Women of Vision photography exhi
VII Photo hosted an intimate and emotional gathering in New York Thursday for friends and family of Alexandra Boulat, who died Oct. 5.
Boulat, a conflict photojournalist and a founding member of VII, suffered a brain aneurysm last June while working in Gaza and never recovered. She died in Paris, where she was with her family, and many attended her funeral last year in France. Today would have been her 46th birthday.