Author Archives: Ed Kashi

Haiti: 5 Years Later

Yesterday, PBS News Hour published a photo essay on Haiti’s reconstruction and where the earthquake victims stand, 5 years later. Featuring photographs by Ed Kashi (VII/Talking Eyes Media) shot for the American Jewish World Service, the essay depicts the hardships that continue to challenge the earthquake survivors. The article states, “Although reconstruction efforts have removed much of the rubble — the National Palace, once the symbol of slow recovery, was demolished in 2012 — the most visible reminder of the earthquake has been the country’s displacement camps, where poor conditions are compounded by…

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Peace-Building With Cameras in South Sudan

  “Can a camera be a tool for peace-building? And can change begin with something as small as a group of students coming together to take pictures not of what separates them but of what bonds them as human beings–simple things like the dawn, kids on a playground, or a sports tournament? This past September, these questions were put into practice in South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, which has been embroiled in bitter ethnic conflict since December 2013. National Geographic Photo Camp, in partnership with Internews, put cameras in the hands of 20 communications students at the University of…

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Deadline Approaching: Alexia Foundation Grants


The deadlines for the Alexia Foundation Professional and Student Grants are quickly approaching! Submit your application for the $20,000 Professional Grant by January 29th at 2:00PM EST. If you are entering the Student Grant competition, you must apply by February 2nd at 2:00PM EST. “The grants will be awarded to those who propose significant projects that share in the Alexia Foundation’s mission of giving voice to those who go unheard, fostering cultural understanding and exposing social injustice. Applicants should submit photographic or motion materials that reflect the ability to execute the proposed project.” More info and submit applications

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Ending an Epidemic

“How often do we get the chance to end an epidemic within a period of ten years? We believe that is precisely the extraordinary opportunity we have today.” – La Isla Foundation (LIF) LIF is working to empower those hit hardest by CKDnT by “providing fresh water through building wells, protecting people through education of their legal rights, and investigating the cause of the disease.” Working hands-on with sugarcane workers in the field LIF has learned critically important information this past year, which will be used to improve working conditions, assess disease drivers, and gain further knowledge on disease prevention.…

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TIME Lightbox – Ways of Seeing: Direct to Audience

  “Whether through digital channels, print or on exhibit, the impact, influence and reach of the still image has never been greater. But with so many images fighting for our attention, how do photographers make work that most effectively stands out and connects with an audience.” Published today on TIME Lightbox, Olivier Laurent and Phil Bicker reflect on “some of the ways of seeing—whether conceptually, aesthetically or through dissemination—that have grabbed our attention and been influential in maintaining photography’s relevance in an ever shifting environment, media landscape, and culture now ruled by images.” This and other “Ways of Seeing”…

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Photo Camp: A Decade of Storytelling

National Geographic Photo Camp began in 2003, and has inspired young people worldwide to use photography as a means to explore and learn about their communities. On view at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC is an exhibition of student work, Photo Camp: A Decade of Storytelling. Images by Photo Camp students spanning the 67 different workshops held all over the world will be on display, including images from the most recent workshop, Photo Camp South Sudan. “Photo Camp is all about teaching young people about the power of photography and giving them the tools to tell their own…

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