VX Pictures is a distinguished independent photo agency in the region and a subsidiary of VX Media. Our speciality lies in providing editorial content in various formats such as text, photos, and videos to media outlets, businesses, and organizations. Our mission is to become the most reliable and unbiased source of fast news in both video and still image formats, while also providing essential technology and production assistance services to the news business.

We pride ourselves on our innovative business mindset and are not afraid to go against the prevailing current to produce unique and stunning editorial images. Founded in April 2019, we have a team of around 35 contracted photojournalists in 25 locations worldwide. Our team operates independently from any ideologies, businesses, or governments and adheres to a professional code of conduct.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Vudi Xhymshiti, our central editing desk operates remotely from London and other locations. Our services offer a unique blend of news, lifestyle, portrait, reportage, and archive pictures from the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond.

At VX Pictures, we are focused on producing reportages, editorial portraits of public figures, and covering some of the current affairs news stories. Our images are well-suited for editorial and textbook use, providing an exciting range of content to our clients.

VXP: Amplifying the Voices of the Voiceless Through Photography

Our focus lies on the politics surrounding race, gender, identity, migration, and the displacement of people caused by climate change and armed conflicts. We act as both the amplifying voice for the voiceless and the professionals who can capture images that represent the complex and ever-changing political, environmental, and social landscapes, whether it be at the local, national, or international level.

If you are looking to commission an assignment anywhere in the world, VXP has the capacity to assist you with your project.

Over the years, we have built an impressive portfolio of reliable contacts for photographers, reporters, fixers, and translators, and we can guarantee assistance for any assignment in any location, subject to availability and a suitable risk assessment.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further inquiries.


VX Pictures now offers a range of editorial assignment services, including photo, video, and writing. With a network of photographers across Europe, Southeast Europe, the Baltic, the Middle East, and North Africa, we can provide a trusted freelancer to fulfil your job, whether it be in London, Berlin, Moscow, or anywhere in between. Our network also includes professional writers and video crews, along with editors to fine-tune your project. Contact us via email production@vxpictures.com for your next assignment need.

In 2019, VX Media was established and registered under Sole Trader law with the UK’s HMRC, operating through its Unique Tax Reference Number (UTR). Our operations are remote, and while we are based in London, our employees, are responsible for their tax returns. Our people are based in New York, Paris, and Hamburg as needed for editorial operations. If you have a news story that needs visualisation, please reach out to us at NewsAlert@vxpictures.com.

Vudi Xhymshiti, an experienced shooter, photographer and journalist specializing in reportage and portraits photography, founded the agency in late 2019. The agency is remotely run by Julia Henderson as the administrative leader, with Mateusz Stanczuk as the editorial manager and Jason Anderberg managing the sales, marketing and communications department.

For sales inquiries, please contact sales@vxpictures.com. For production inquiries, please contact production@vxpictures.com.

At VXP, we are constantly searching for exceptional and talented individuals in the industry.

We are particularly interested in photographers with unique perspectives and distinctive styles. We do not want you to work for us, but to collaborate with us.

If you have exceptional organizational skills, are multilingual and have experience as an interpreter or driver, we welcome you to look out for opportunities on our career page.

Please feel free to reach out to us, we are always excited to hear from passionate individuals.


Our work has been featured in top-tier publications such as The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Le Monde, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Stern, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, La Repubblica, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, and Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.

Additionally, we provide news pictures to the Daily Mail Media Group and its 10 newsgathering outlets, including Daily Mail, Weekend, The Mail Online, LIVE, The Irish Mail, Evening Standard, ES Magazine, and Metro. Our work is also regularly published in News UK Ltd newspapers, such as The Times, The Sun, and The Sunday Times of London.

IMAGO, the largest independent producer of sports content in Europe, is also the leading independent photo agency in Germany. VX Pictures sources its news and editorial content from IMAGO in Germany and other parts of Europe, except for France and the United Kingdom.

Established in 1949, the German Press Agency (dpa) is a renowned independent news agency operating globally. Our editorial content is provided to media outlets, businesses, and organizations in Germany, Europe, the Americas, and Asia, except for France and the United Kingdom.

Shutterstock is headquartered in New York and offers stock photography and editing tools to customers worldwide. We collaborate with Shutterstock to provide news and editorial content in the United States and other regions, with the exception of the United Kingdom, Germany, and France.

Located in Paris, News Pictures is a press photo agency that provides news and editorial content to top French newspapers, magazines, online news sites, and television networks. However, the agency is only authorized to distribute its content within France.

If you are an agency interested in partnering with us for editorial photography, we offer RM terms and provide 35% of the revenues to our partners. With over 120,000 editorial images in our stock portal vximages.com, we are always looking for new collaborations. If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact sales@vxpictures.com.

Kris Parker, a journalist from the United States, is a recent addition to VX Pictures as a writer, with a current focus on reporting in Eastern Europe, specifically in Ukraine. Kris graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York, where he specialized in documentary film and international reporting. With his work having been featured in prominent publications such as The Nation, openDemocracy, and Euromaidan Press, Kris is a valuable asset to our team. Additionally, as a member of the IWW Freelance Journalists Union and HEFAT certified, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table.
Vudi Xhymshiti is a photographer and journalist based in London, with a keen focus on the politics surrounding race, gender, identity, migration, and displacement caused by climate change and armed conflict. As the founder of VX Pictures, Xhymshiti has established himself as a leading figure in the visual journalism industry, with a particular emphasis on conflict reporting, ethics, and entrepreneurship.
VX Pictures is a photographer-owned photo agency based in London, dedicated to providing singular, quality editorial photography as a counter to the current trend of mass-produced commercial imagery. Our editorial team is at your service when our photo stories or news articles containing our news pictures are published on our portal.