Author Archives: Ed Kashi

Global Activism: La Isla Foundation

Jason Glaser of La Isla Foundation was recently interviewed on WBEZ’s Worldview about his work surrounding the epidemic of kidney disease among sugarcane workers in Nicaragua. “La Isla Foundation was formed in 2008 after independent filmmaker Jason Glaser met Juan Salgado, a community organizer from Candelaria, Nicaragua. Jason was in Nicaragua making a film about banana workers when Juan informed him of an epidemic of kidney disease occurring in Candelaria and La Isla (“The Island”), neighboring villages in the municipality of Chichigalpa in western Nicaragua. The disease was ravaging agricultural laborers working on a local sugar-cane plantation. Juan, a former…

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Racial Profiling Huffington Post Interview

Ed Kashi (VII) was recently interviewed by The Huffington Post concerning his initiative on racial profiling in Europe. In this interview, he speaks of his efforts commissioned by the Open Society Foundations to capture the individual struggles of thirty immigrants who have felt alienated and targeted because of their race. Kashi spoke of how he did not have much time to create in depth interviews on his subjects as there were so many of them. Instead, he decided to go with the approach of creating environmental portraits of these people  in places where they have been profiled and where they…

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Ed Kashi (VII) has been an avid contributor to the the project of #EveryDayClimateChange. #EveryDayClimateChange is an exhibition and is associated with the Instagram feed, @everydayclimatechange. This feed has received a great deal of press and support on Instagram and has 20.3k followers. @everydayclimatechange concerns the very serious and relevant issue of climate change that as stated on this social media site “is Real!” Kashi has been covering climate change in various locations including Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil, California, along with other areas as well . This issue is global, constant, and has various causes.  For example, deforestation…

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Ed Kashi Interviews: Racial Profiling

Ed Kashi (VII) was recently interviewed by Daily Photo News about his project on racial profiling in Europe. In his interview, he discusses his experience shooting this project as well as his opinions on police profiling in Europe and how it compares to profiling in the United States. “I decided to make environmental portraits of the subjects in places where they either had been profiled or stopped, or very well could be”, explains Kashi. When asked whether he is shocked by the racial discrimination that has documented he states; “I am not shocked by this, especially since we…

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VII Announces New Members

VII Photo Agency is excited to announce the addition of two new members, as well as a new CEO and Chairman of the Board, Richard D. Schoenberg. As of June 2nd, 2015, VII is proud to accept two new photographers; Sarker Protick and Danny Wilcox Frazier, into the agency.

Sarker Protick, of Dhaka, Bangladesh, will bring to the group stories from his home country, challenging the common stereotypes and expectations of visual storytelling through his unique vision. Protick states that he “questions the everyday, and finds exuberance in the ordinary, the real in the unreal”, and…

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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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