Author Archives: Ed Kashi

GeekFest 2014

GeekFest is a 3-day event hosted by the A Photo A Day (APAD) community, that brings photographers and visual journalists together for photography talk, guest speakers, and inspiration! This year, GeekFest is taking place in Philadelphia on the weekend of Sept. 12-14, 2014 at Temple University. Ed Kashi (VII) will be among the lineup of speakers for Saturday afternoon. 
Come out to join the conversation and get inspired! For more info on the GeekFest schedule of events and how to register, visit the APAD blog and follow APAD on Twitter.…

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‘From Enemies to Allies’ on MSNBC

“Sometimes, innovative solutions to social challenges are born in the most unlikely places. In Kisumu, Kenya a surprising approach to HIV prevention relies on building bonds two unlikely groups: police officers and sex workers,” Julie Winokur of Talking Eyes Media (TEM) writes. Kisumu, Kenya has a history of police abuse of sex workers, including extortion, physical, and psychological abuse. “Through a novel approach, a local NGO called Keeping Alive Societies’ Hope… (KASH) has fought to reverse that trend by building better relationships between these former adversaries. By offering training programs, HIV testing in the red light district, and even volleyball

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Your Shot: How Close Can You Get?

Ed Kashi (VII) was recently an editor for a National Geographic,  Your Shot assignment titled, “How Close Can You Get?” Ed explains his personal connection with this assignment, “[it] is particularly important to me, as it reflects my personal approach and, in a way, the human being I am. I love getting close to people and learning as much as I can about their lives. This not only helps me in my work, but it also informs the person I naturally am.”

Today the results of the “How Close Can You Get?”… assignment were posted, featuring some

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Foreign Policy: “The Uprooted”

Two decades after an official cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis remain displaced. In 2013, Ed Kashi (VII) traveled to Azerbaijan to document the plight of Azerbaijan’s refugees and IDPs. Yesterday, Foreign Policy posted an image gallery online, showcasing a selection of images from this work, titled “The Uprooted”.

The text accompanying the gallery explains… “One woman [Ed Kashi] met, Reyhan Kerimova, has made her home in an underground bunker that her family dug out themselves. ‘The Azerbaijani government has made significant strides to build new housing,” Kashi says. “But for some, like Kerimova,

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Photo Contest: Azerbaijan – Sport in Focus

The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) has just announced the call for entries in a photo competition in honor of the inaugural European Games 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The photography competition “Azerbaijan – Sport in Focus” is open to both amateurs and professionals.

“The theme will be Azerbaijan and sports in order to celebrate the sporting culture in Azerbaijan ahead of the first European Games, to be hosted in Baku in June 2015. All types of photographs are welcome to be submitted – the only criterion is that the photos are related to sports and Azerbaijan.” Participants will have the chance

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SDN: An Interview with Ed Kashi (SDN) has just published an interview with Ed Kashi (VII) discussing “his work in Nicaragua, his first crowd-funding, and how he sees photojournalism changing, from Instagram to other opportunities — and challenges — lying ahead.”

Kashi reflects… on the changes in photography over the course of his career, “the digital revolution changed everything. We all knew it, but we could never have anticipated how rapidly things would change. At the same time though, there are so many opportunities now, coming from all sorts of different places: audio, video, shooting with your phone’s camera – you just need

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