Gary Knight has been to war with the Khmer Rouge, the Taliban, the US Marines and Susan Sontag amongst others. He started his career in Indochina in the 1980s and has since become recognized as one of the most influential photojournalists working today. In 2001 he was the principal architect and co-founder of the VII Photo Agency which three years later was named the third most influential entity in photography by American Photo. Knight's photography has appeared in every major newspaper and current affairs magazine on both sides of the Atlantic and is in museum and private collections in Europe and the US. He has co-authored seven books, authored one monograph and is the editor of seven others. He founded South East Asia's first photo festival in Cambodia, chairs the World Press Photo Award and many other awards in the US, Europe and Asia. In 2010 he founded the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at Tufts University and met Jeff Howe when they were both Nieman Fellows at Harvard the same year.