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Fried Award Prize Doubled, Deadline Extended

Fried Award Prize Doubled, Deadline Extended

  The Alfred Fried Award prize amount was just increased to 10,000 euros, and the contest’s deadline was extended to May 24, 2015. Kailash Satyarthi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will give the Keynote Speech at the award ceremony. Gerd Ludwig will be serving on the Jury for the Alfred Fried Photography Award for the second year in a row. The Fried Award is given annually by The Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) in Austria and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI). The award recognizes the world’s best…

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PROOF’s 5th Annual Benefit Auction

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is holding their annual benefit auction on June 11, 2015 from 6-9PM at the Swann Auction Galleries in New York. “Enjoy great photographs, live jazz, specialty hors d’oeuvres, chilled bubbly, and signature cocktails, while bidding on photographs by Ed Kashi, Rick Finkelstein, Bill Jacobson, Harvey Stein and many more. Tickets to the even are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Come out to enjoy this event and support a great cause!

 
  About PROOF: Bringing together photographers, documentarians, academics, and activists, PROOF creates exhibitions, publications, and on-site activities in nations with some of the world’s most troubled histories. PROOF’s exhibitions tell untold stories of acts of moral courage and document injustice and human rights abuses. By partnering with local organizations in post-conflict societies, PROOF creates visual documentary projects that become…

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Summer Workshop in Tuscany

 
  This summer, join Ed Kashi (VII) for a workshop “New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling” in Tuscany, Italy! Hosted by TPW, the course will take place August 2-8, 2015. “This workshop 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 satisfaction. And for those professionals who want to grow and develop your work to a new level, for publication on-line and in books, exhibitions and websites, this workshop will change your life.” Topics covered will include: – Composition for richer storytelling – Image editing and narrative development – Digital workflow and the importance of metadata for improved authorship – How to shoot…

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Summer workshops

  I’m thrilled to be teaching across the country this summer, in Maine,  two in SantaFe and also including a multimedia workshop in New York City for the very first time! See them all with details here on my teaching page. Hope to see you this summer.…

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A Quick Lighting Build in Times Square

Ah, the crossroads of the world, Times Square, New York City. Neon blares, thespians tread on venerably historic stages, with fashions, movies, and the cult of celebrity all shining brightly outside. It’s really the only place I’ve been where your shutter speeds at night need to be faster than they are on some days. It’s a whirlygig of lit up pop culture, where in the space of a half a block or so, you can quite literally bump into hundreds of rushing people, and likely hear about a dozen different languages, intermingled with the usual, distinctively gruff New Yorkese. And all this jostling occurs…safely. Not so always. Times Square used to be owned largely by the denizens of the night, the neon pointed the way to skin and sin, and the shadows held the possibility of illicit excitement, as well as…

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MULTIMEDIA WEEK: Ed Kashi & Sim Chi Yin

“In this episode of Multimedia Week, David Campbell is in conversation with Ed Kashi and Sim Chi Yin, two well-known photographer’s and filmmakers who are part of VII Photo. They discuss the wide-ranging topic of ethics in visual journalism, including the question of posing, reenactment and staging in stories, and whether there is a difference in standards between photojournalism and video journalism.” Addressing the pressures of producing drama-filled content for media outlets while maintaining journalistic ethics, Ed Kashi states “…a lot of times life isn’t that dramatic…the essence of a story is in those sort of gray folds in between black and white. And that’s where most of life actually happens.” Listen to the full podcast above for further insight, discussion, and anecdotes from the field. More from Multimedia Week here. The post MULTIMEDIA WEEK: Ed

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Monsoon

Rajasthan, India For months there is no rain, and then there is too much. Half the world’s people survive at the whim of the monsoon. Bihar, India I was eleven years old when I saw a photo essay on the monsoon in India in Life Magazine by Brian Brake, the New Zealand-born Magnum photographer. His work established his reputation as a master color photo essayist. Twenty years later, I proposed a story to National Geographic to photograph the monsoon. Worli, India Bombay/Mumbai, India Porbandar, India Australia Monsoon History by Shirley Geok-lin Lim The air is wet, soaks into mattresses, and curls In apparitions of smoke, Like fat white slugs furled Among the timber Or silver fish tunnelling The damp linen covers Of schoolbooks, or walking Quietly like centipedes, The air walking everywhere On its hundred feet Is filled with the

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The Long Shadow of Chernobyl Named in PDN Annual

PDN (Photo District News) is the most important publication for professional photographers in the US, with a monthly reach of over 500,000 in print & online. PDN is the recipient of two Lucie Awards and the seven-time winner of the Neal Award for Editorial Excellence from American Business Media. Each year, in their PDN Annual competition, a panel of renowned judges from all disciplines of photography select the best works in 7 professional categories. It was just announced that Gerd Ludwig’s book, “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl,” with an essay by Mikhail Gorbachev, published by Edition Lammerhuber, was named one of the best photo books of the year in the PDN Annual. For more information: http://www.pdnphotoannual.com/gallery/2015/Gallery.php?ShowCase=113#113-Gerd_Ludwig To purchase signed copies of the book: http://www.gerdludwig.com/store/

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Throwback Thursday

Just visited my old haunts at ABC TV, where the gracious editors let me peruse some of my old pics, and offered me a few scans to have for my archive. I was a staff photographer there during a tumultuous time. Made the first promo pictures of Ted Koppel as they launched Nightline in response to the Iranian hostage crisis. Ted might have had an inkling, but I sure had no idea as I made these in the control room that Nightline was going to go on to become a long running journalistic institution. Obviously, I had no idea about the lighting, either. Flash hits galore above. I shot this with old potato masher flashes, powered by wet cell packs, with no modeling lights. I didn’t even know how to work a Polaroid, and was too nervous to ask. I…

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Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

The film California: Paradise Burning by Ed Kashi (VII) and Matt Black, has been selected for screening at the 37th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. The 2015 festival will take place in Colorado, May 22-25th.   Originally produced for and published on the New Yorker, California: Paradise Burning gives a new perspective on the extreme drought that has been plaguing California since 2012. This “historically severe drought that has affected over 90% of the Golden State. Residents continue to reel from the consequences as another rainy season has left the snowpack well below average, the reservoirs dangerously low, and the cities, towns and agricultural communities jockeying for whatever water is left.” Learn more about the festival and purchase your pass here. The post Telluride Mountainfilm Festival appeared first on Ed Kashi.…

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