Author Archives: Ed Kashi

Photography: Agent for Change

APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING! October 9th is the last day to submit your application for the Alexia Foundation workshop, Photography: Agent for Change! “The Alexia Foundation is proud to offer a one-day seminar entitled “Photography: Agent For Change,” for photographers to learn to use photography to effect change. Covering a story or producing a project and getting the work published or exhibited is great, but much more is possible. This workshop will teach you to go beyond raising awareness. You will learn how to truly inform the public and change practices and policies.” Hosted at the International Center of

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Tallberg Foundation: Global Leadership Prize

  The Tallberg Foundation has announced the five 2015 Global Leaders “selected by an international panel from more than 200 nominees and 56 nations. These women and men – each in a most extraordinary way – demonstrate the kind of  leadership required by the challenges of the 21st century. By honoring them, the foundation seeks to draw attention to their work and to illuminate the skills and traits of leadership that they exemplify.” I am gratified and excited for my friend and colleague, Jason Glaser of La Isla Foundation, who is among this years recipients. He is the reason…

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Waiting for Francis

They came from all walks of life, all religions, socio-economic levels and ages, to see Pope Francis on his first visit to the United States as pope. For most people, Francis’ visit was characterized by waiting, waiting, and more waiting. Pope Francis has developed a dedicated and fascinated fan base, far beyond devout Catholics. Although his tenure as pope is still in its early days, he’s as much a revered political figure as a religious one. His progressive views place him outside of the papacy, which is certainly a first in modern times. The images in this essay were made…

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Just Another Photo Festival

Poulomi Basu of the VII Mentor Program, alongside Manik Katyal, CJ Clarke, Mohini Feya Dutta, and RZ Zaveri, is launching Just Another Photo Festival. This new and exciting all-India photography festival will democratize photography across the country. Screening the works of 150 photographers from over 35 different countries, Ed Kashi (VII) is among the roster of participating photographers. Basu writes, “Photography has always been largely confined to spaces like art galleries and museums, which are inaccessible to a vast majority of Indians: we want to change that. We want to democratize photography in India. JAPF was started…

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Why We Shoot: CreativeLive Session with Ron Haviv

CreativeLive offers hundreds of free workshops with professionals in different creative mediums via live online sessions. VII‘s Ed Kashi and Ron Haviv are participating in this year’s Photo Week: five straight days of workshops and classes on all things photography-related starting on Monday, September 21st. Next week will feature talks on everything from studio lighting to outdoor photography to portraiture to documentary photojournalism.  

In ‘Why We Shoot,’ Ed and Ron will be talking about what inspires and motivates them as photojournalists and visual storytellers. They’ll also be discussing how they approach their work with integrity and…

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Post 9/11 Reflections on NY

Today on National Geographic Proof blog, an article by Jessie Wender commemorates the 14 year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks with reflections from seven Nat Geo photographers based in New York, including Ed Kashi (VII). Wender writes, “I wanted to know if New York had changed, and if so, how it was manifested visually. Their images and stories capture a city still haunted by absence, the contradictions of war and freedom, and joy and hope for the future.” “I live in Montclair, New Jersey—at least the few months a year I am home from my…

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