Content Authenticity Initiative presents: The New Trust Model in Photojournalism with the VII Agency



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Please join us for our final virtual event of the year as we discuss the CAI implementation recently undertaken with the venerable VII photo agency. Writer, curator, and filmmaker, Lauren Walsh, director of NYU’s Gallatin Photojournalism Lab, will moderate a panel that dissects the VII project and integration on their web platform.  

The panel includes Gary Knight (VII co-founder), Ilvy Njiokiktjien (VII photographer), Santiago Lyon (CAI). The group will consider the project and wider issues around mis/disinformation and how to solve for them within the photojournalism industry and beyond — from the perspective of creatives and publishers alike. 

Featured Panelists:

Gary Knight is a photographer and co-founder of the VII photo agency and foundation, and the founder of the VII Academy.  

Ilvy Nijiokikjien is a photographer and multimedia journalist with a particular focus on Africa. She is a member of VII. 

Santiago Lyon is a former conflict photographer and VP/Photos of the AP, now CAI’s head of Education & Advocacy.  

Hosted by:

Lauren Walsh is Director of the Gallatin Photojournalism Lab at NYU. She’s a writer, curator, filmmaker, and researcher, who has published books on conflict photography, photography and memory, and the forthcoming Through the Lens: The Pandemic and Black Lives Matter. 

Andy Parsons is director of Adobe's Content Authenticity Initiative.

VII Agency is a collective of visual storytellers dedicated to reporting from around the world. Founded in 2001 the agency produces uncompromising photography, films and visual stories on today’s important issues. In addition, they have offshoot partners in VII Foundation, which works to address systemic human rights issues, and VII Academy which works to diversify photography and journalism by funding tuition-free long-form visual media education in underrepresented communities worldwide.  

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