Author Archives: Ed Kashi

Visual Storytelling in Europe

Workshops have become an integral part of my work, and speaking from this experience, there is no better workshop facilitator than Veronique Sutra, the founder and director of Eyes in Progress. I have just completed my third workshop with her, this one taking place in Barcelona, Spain. What I appreciate and respect about Eyes in Progress is the consistent rigorous expectations for the participants and the follow through of Veronique’s structure, which provides high level reviews of the participants’ portfolios.

This year VII Photo has created a partnership with Eyes in Progress to produce four workshops in 2015,…

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ABC News: California’s Drought Plan

    Featuring images by Ed Kashi (VII), an article on ABC News takes a deeper look at California’s recently announce water restrictions plan. Although California’s agricultural sector yields a large majority of America’s produce, critics are questioning why the focus of the new water restrictions. “It is striking that [Gov. Brown’s] executive order refines restrictions to the urban sector that consumes only 20 percent of California’s water and leaves the agricultural sector, which consumes 80 percent of the water, untouched at least for the moment,” said Mark Hertsgaard, an environmental journalist and author who lives in San…

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BDC Portfolio Review

Ed Kashi (VII) will be among a line up of photographers, editors, and directors to be giving portfolio reviews at the Bronx Documentary Center on May 2, 2015. Participants can register to have their work seen during five one-one-one sessions with the industry’s leading professionals. The event will take place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the BDC in the Bronx, NY. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration is $300, ($250 with a valid Student ID). Register by April 27th to ensure you will beet with some of your top choice editors. More info…

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VII Open Call for Membership!

VII Photo Agency has announced an open call for for members and will be accepting applications for membership through May 1, 2015. Submission guidelines are listed below:   VII Membership Application Guidelines VII will be accepting applications for membership from March 16, 2015 through May 1, 2015. Please click here to fill out the application. If you are interested in seeking membership to VII Photo, please prepare the following: Text requirements
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    Nat Geo Weekend Radio: The Sugarcane Epidemic

      In a recent National Geographic Weekend Radio Show episode, one segment features an interview with Ed Kashi (VII) about the epidemic of kidney disease among sugarcane workers in Central America. “Sugarcane is one of the biggest crops in Central America, but harvesting the cane is killing people by the thousand. Filmmaker Ed Kashi, whose recent short documentary “Under Cane” focuses on Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, says that 33% of men in that town die young from end stage renal failure related to working in the fields. The real tragedy is that these deaths are potentially avoidable; there…

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    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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