Author Archives: Ed Kashi

NY Times Lens Blog: Winners of POYi

  Today on the New York Times Lens Blog, James Estrin writes on this year’s POYi winners and interviews Daniel Berehulak (Photographer of the Year – Reportage), Ed Kashi (Multimedia Photographer of the Year) and Rick Shaw (POYi Director). “In a nod to the prevalence of newer forms of storytelling, Ed Kashi of the VII photo agency was named the Multimedia Photographer of the Year, with Jonah M. Kessel of The New York Times taking second place and Mahala Gaylord of The Denver Post third. This was the category’s first year.” Ed Kashi is quoted, “I see it as…

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2015 Alexia Foundation Grant Winners Announced

The 2015 Alexia Foundation Grant recipients have been announced! Paolo Marchetti was awarded the 2015 Professional Grant for his project “The Price of Vanity.” He will utilize the $20,000 grant in his pursuit to “document the brutality of the intensive breeding farms used worldwide to produce skins and furs for the high-end fashion industry. It intends to expose the cruel cultural trend driven by remorseless beauty demands.” Michael Santiago of San Francisco Art Institute, was awarded the 2015 Student Grant for his project “Stolen Land, Stolen Future.” He will receive full tuition to study at the…

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“Photojournalism, In the Age of Instagram”

BFM Radio: “Photojournalism in the Age of Instagram” Listen to the full podcast below (Ed Kashi interview begins at 14:20):

“It’s incredible how this social ‘medium’, that because I’ve devoted my life to photography, is so relevant. It allows me to connect with people, to share my work, sometimes very, very serious journalistic reportage work, with an audience all over the world.” – Ed Kashi (VII) on Instagram and photojournalism   Photojournalists use the visual language of images as a…

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POYi Multimedia Photographer of the Year

Photo©Ed Kashi/VII When I began my life in photojournalism, I never would have predicted the direction the field would take. As this craft continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, it opens up new ways to engage with your audience and offers new tools and methods for dynamic storytelling – like motion and sound. This new way of telling stories is sometimes called multimedia, but in reality is short form documentary filmmaking.  Exploring these new avenues, I have come to cherish the importance of bringing a voice to my subjects and the greater responsibility this medium beckons upon my practice…

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Photography in the Age of Social Media

Tonight will be the opening reception of Viral: Photography in the Age of Social Media – a group exhibition expanding on the notion of “viral” and its impact on everyday life and our understanding of the world at the University of Cambridge in the UK. In conjunction with the exhibition launch, there will be a wine reception and academic colloquium Virulence: Visualizing the African Body as a Vector of Epidemics. Included among the roster of 17 photographers with images in this exhibition is Ed Kashi (VII). “From Ebola to social media, internet memes, and online videos, what…

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What Climate Change Looks Like, ‘Everyday’

VII Photographers Ed Kashi and Ron Haviv are part of the new Instagram feed, @everydayclimatechange. Recently featured on National Geographic’s PROOF blog, the feed is populated by photographers from five different continents and showcases images that tell the story of how our world is effected by climate change, from many perspectives. James Whitlow Delano, founder of the @everydayclimatechange feed, is quoted, “The main goal is to bring the concept that climate change isn’t just happening ‘over there’ but is something that affects the whole planet. The other goal is to bring this visual evidence through the…

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