Author Archives: Ed Kashi

PROOF’s 5th Annual Benefit Auction

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is holding their annual benefit auction on June 11, 2015 from 6-9PM at the Swann Auction Galleries in New York. “Enjoy great photographs, live jazz, specialty hors d’oeuvres, chilled bubbly, and signature cocktails, while bidding on photographs by Ed Kashi, Rick Finkelstein, Bill Jacobson, Harvey Stein and many more. Tickets to the even are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Come out to enjoy this event and support a great cause!

  About PROOF: Bringing together photographers, documentarians, academics, and activists, PROOF creates exhibitions, publications, and on-site activities in nations…

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Summer Workshop in Tuscany

  This summer, join Ed Kashi (VII) for a workshop “New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling” in Tuscany, Italy! Hosted by TPW, the course will take place August 2-8, 2015. “This workshop will allow you to share your work in an intimate session and learn about the many new ways we can create photographs, tell visual stories, work with mobile photography and develop your personal style and approach for greater satisfaction. And for those professionals who want to grow and develop your work to a new level, for publication on-line and in…

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MULTIMEDIA WEEK: Ed Kashi & Sim Chi Yin

“In this episode of Multimedia Week, David Campbell is in conversation with Ed Kashi and Sim Chi Yin, two well-known photographer’s and filmmakers who are part of VII Photo. They discuss the wide-ranging topic of ethics in visual journalism, including the question of posing, reenactment and staging in stories, and whether there is a difference in standards between photojournalism and video journalism.” Addressing the pressures of producing drama-filled content for media outlets while maintaining journalistic ethics, Ed Kashi states “…a lot of times life isn’t that dramatic…the essence of a story is in those sort of gray…

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Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

The film California: Paradise Burning by Ed Kashi (VII) and Matt Black, has been selected for screening at the 37th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. The 2015 festival will take place in Colorado, May 22-25th.   Originally produced for and published on the New Yorker, California: Paradise Burning gives a new perspective on the extreme drought that has been plaguing California since 2012. This “historically severe drought that has affected over 90% of the Golden State. Residents continue to reel from the consequences as another rainy season has left the snowpack well below average, the reservoirs dangerously low,…

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“Getting Your Shot” Book Release

In July 2014 I had the opportunity to be an assignment editor for National Geographic’s Your Shot community. I curated an assignment called “How Close Can You Get?“, challenging participants to not only ‘get close’ to their subjects physically, but also psychologically and emotionally. “It’s that quality in a photograph that gives the viewer a feeling of being there, being in the scene, a silent, unseen observer. I call this “candid intimacy” and it’s a quality I strive for relentlessly in my photography.” Your Shot creates a unique opportunity for photographers to connect, learn, and build a sense…

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Smile! A Photo Anthology by VII

Smile! A Photo Anthology by VII, a free photography exhibition presented by Arts Brookfield. The exhibition will debut May 6 at the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Los Angeles and will continue through July 17. The smile, one of life’s most basic and primary expressions, will be the centerpiece of the exhibition, which features more than 80 photographs of smiles from around the world, in situations ranging from moments of elation to moments of relief.   Commissioned by Arts Brookfield, Smile! A Photo Anthology by VII showcases the work of VII Photo Agency, a cooperative made up…

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