From its inception until late 2004, the agency was constituted as a British company, VII Photo Agency Limited. The first Managing Editor of the company was Ashley Woods formerly of LookAt Photo Agency based in Zurich who worked from 2001 through until 2003. Woods was replaced by former Magnum employee Jean Bernard Maurel from 2003 to 2005. In early 2005, this British entity was closed down as an operating concern and a new limited liability company was established in the USA, VII Photo Agency LLC.Frank Evers was hired as the Managing Director and served from March 2005 to May 2008. Stephen Mayes was hired as CEO in June 2008.
The agency has sales offices in New York and Paris, and a gallery/bookstore in DUMBO, Brooklyn.