Author Archives: Ed Kashi

Human Rights Watch: Palliative Care In Mexico

“Imagine you are experiencing the worst pain of your life. Now imagine that the only way to get the pain medication you need is to travel several hours on a rickety public bus, while you are in agony. That’s the reality for thousands of people every year in Mexico. But this suffering is unnecessary – and our video will help create momentum for change.” – Human Rights Watch (HRW)

In May 2014, HRW successfully completed a Kick Starter Campaign… to fund the creation of a video to raise awareness about the lack of availability of palliative care in

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Interview with The Rights Exposure Project


Yesterday, Ed Kashi was featured on The Rights Exposure Project’s blog in a new segment called Three Strikes. “Three Strikes is to be a regular feature where we corner practitioners and activists to ask them three questions about the use of visual media for good. To kick things off we have Ed Kashi, a board member at VII and co-founder of Talking Eyes Media.” In this blog entry… Ed comments on his experience mentoring with the NYU Tisch School of Arts Human Rights & Photography program, the evolving digital media world, and his “Curse of the Black Gold”

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The Homecoming Project on #TIMEVets


TIME has launched a new online platform #TIMEVets dedicated to veterans’ issues. Photographers with The Homecoming Project (THCP) helped kick off this new website. THCP is “a public service campaign that has collected more than 1,000 images contributed by various photographers to raise awareness about Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ struggle to readjust to civilian life.”

In yesterday’s article, “12 Portraits that Illustrate the Pain and Joy of Returning to Civilian Life,” images by THCP photographers including Erin Trieb, Ed Kashi (VII) and Ashley Gilbertson (VII…) among others, convey a multitude of powerful

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“California: Paradise Burning” at Half King

Join Ed Kashi (VII) and Matt Black for a screening of their film “California: Paradise Burning” at the opening reception of Matt Black’s exhibition, The Dry Land at The Half King… on November 11, 2014. “The Dry Land documents, in beautiful and stark pictures, the agricultural effects of the drought in California that is now entering its third year…Matt and Ed have focused mainly on people—workers and farmers both—who are the face of the drought’s worsening effects.”
“They say you don’t miss your water till your well runs dry, but the problem with California’s third worst drought

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2014 Activist Awards

Calling all photographers who have collaborated with nonprofits! PhotoPhilanthropy’s 2014 Activist Awards call for entries is now open! Photographers will be awarded in two categories: Professional: with a $15,000 Grand Prize & Emerging: with a $5,000 Grand Prize. Submit your work now through December 3rd.
In the press release, PhotoPhilanthropy states, “Since 2009 we have received submissions from over 600 photographers in more than 90 different countries, showcasing the work of over 450 nonprofit organizations and shedding light on human rights, health, environmental and other pressing social issues.”
For more details and submission guidelines:

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Healthcare in the US: Money, Morality & Mandates

In conjunction with the Westheimer Peace Symposium, “Healthcare in the US: Money, Morality & Mandates,” Ed Kashi (VII) and Julie Winokur of Talking Eyes Media, will be involved in a series of events at Wilmington College… October 13 & 14, 2014.  Ed will be exhibiting a selection of images from Aging in America in the Harcum Art Gallery and the opening reception will take place on October 13th at 6PM.

On Tuesday, October 14, Ed will be speaking about his and Julie Winokur’s collaborative film Denied: The Health Care Crisis in America at 10:15AM. “Drawing on his

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