II Photo has confirmed that its Network of non-member photographers will close down in October 2011, three years and a half after it was launched. The current Network photographers have been asked to re-apply for membership to the VII Photo agency.
Currently, the Network represents Lynsey Addario, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Eric Bouvet, Andrea Bruce, Stefano De Luigi, Jessica Dimmock, Tivadar Domaniczky, Adam Ferguson, Ziyah Gafic, Ashley Gilbertson, Benedicte Kurzen, Seamus Murphy, Maciek Nabrdalik, Tomas van Houtryve, Donald Weber and Venetia Dearden.
In a statement, the agency says: « VII will enlarge its core membership giving all members equal access to the agency’s services and offering clients full-service support for all photographers on the VII roster. »