Author Archives: Ed Kashi

VII Mentor Program Accepts 5 New Photographers

“VII is pleased to announce the next roster of photographers to join its lauded VII Mentor Program, an education initiative launched in 2008 to provide professional development for emerging photographers whom VII consider to be among the brightest new talents in the industry.” From the over 300 applicants from more than 30 countries, VII members voted in  five new mentees. Arnau Bach of Paris and Barcelona will be mentored by Davide Monteleone. Bach won a fellowship to attend the photojournalism program at Barcelona University and along with other international recognition from grants and awards, has been published and exhibited…

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Nat Geo: Photos that Inspired Change

“Photographs show us places and things we will never see in person, they express conflict in a visceral and enduring way, and they can be transformative. Photographs can cause us to think differently or move us emotionally, and sometimes they can even propel us into action,” Jessie Wender writes on National Geographic’s Proof blog. In honor of 2015 coming to a close, Wender asked eight National Geographic photographers to share how an image or project of theirs that appear in national Geographic had invoked change. Among those eight photographers, Ed Kashi (VII) shared a story about this image of…

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Three Year Mentored Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photo

Ed Kashi (VII) and Jim Estrin (NY Times Lens) will be teaching a long term mentored workshop with AndersonRanch Arts Center. The curriculum of this three year program on Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography  is designed to help advanced photographers bring their vision to life by pursuing their own story. AndersonRanch describes the workshop  concept, “We focus on how to create a personal documentary project and get it seen. The ultimate goal is to find a subject that speaks to a personal passion, document it in a unique visual style, and disseminate the work. The program includes studio work, discussions…

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Sugarcane & Kidney Disease work featured in The Guardian

The Guardian has published a series of Ed’s photographs of sugarcane workers in Nicaragua and El Salvador alongside an article that details how heat stress is leading to thousands of chronic kidney disease deaths. Sugar cane cutters are dying on a large scale in Central America from chronic kidney disease (CKD) and studies are pointing to working conditions as the cause. In the past 10 years, 20,000 people have died in Nicaragua and El Salvador alone as a result of CKD, which studies suggest is caused by dehydration, heat exposure and physical stress. You can check out the article here

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New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling with Ed Kashi: Dubai 2016

You can join Ed for the 2016 Gulf Photo Plus Festival in February 2016! He’ll be teaching two masterclasses with the theme of ‘New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling’ and registration is now open. A more detailed description of the event is below or you can head directly to the website to read more and sign up. This weeklong masterclass will allow you to share your work in an intimate session and learn about the many new ways we can create photographs, tell visual stories, work with mobile photography and develop your personal style and approach for greater…

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Eyes in Progress: Visual Storytelling with Ed Kashi

Registration for the Visual Storytelling Workshop Ed will be giving in Amsterdam in October, 2016 is now open. Hosted by Eyes in Progress, the workshop will span four days and will focus on learning how improve the creation of a documentary reportage project. Ed will help participants to refine their own unique visual language through a series of master classes, assignments and portfolio reviews. Furthermore, participants will learn to refine storytelling and story composition by analyzing real-situation problems, images analysis, editing and captions writing. Early-bird registration fees, i.e. applications received before July 31st, 2016, are 930 €. Eyes in…

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