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Alexia Foundation: “The Long Night”

Today, The Alexia Foundation has announced the launch of “The Long Night,” their first ever Women’s Initiative Grant Project created by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm. “Set in Seattle, the work gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. The project follows four people as they navigate this difficult world. A father searches for his daughter, a teenager struggles to break free of her drug addiction and the streets, a young girl tries to rebuild herself, and police officers try to help those trafficked break free.” Aphrodite Tsairis, Alexia Foundation Co-Founder, is quoted, ” This collaborative effort between The Alexia Foundation, photographer Tim Matsui, and MediaStorm illustrates how photo stories can drive change. The heart wrenching stories of Natalie and Lisa will give voice to the…

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Tony!

LIFE just came out with a beautiful new book, an illustrated tome about the classy, exuberant life of Tony Bennett, singer and gentleman extraordinaire. Tony’s amazing career broke through many barriers, including those of anticipated longevity, the vibrance of an ongoing fan base, and the cultivation of new fans via innovative duets with a wonderfully eclectic group of collaborators from KD Lang to Lady Gaga. He remains vital and popular now, at the age of 88, singing and touring with the energy and dash of a youngster. This lovely hardcover is a fitting tribute to a talented man with a wonderfully big heart and an equally big voice. Very proud to have some of my pictorial efforts included in this book, including the back cover. LIFE dove into my archive a bit, and we found some stuff, previously unpublished, that…

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The Photo Society Launches the Image Review

The Photo Society’s Image Review, an online portfolio review platform with National Geographic photographers, was recently launched with much acclaim. The Image Review is a unique opportunity for advanced amateur and professional photographers to get constructive feedback from top National Geographic pros via state-of-the-art video conferencing technology, eliminating issues of travel cost & time to get your work reviewed. Review sessions are now available, including some upcoming spots with Gerd Ludwig. For information and schedule: http://thephotosociety.org/ir-photographers/gerd-ludwig/

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NO AD: Re-imagining Public Space

NO AD has teamed up with the International Center of Photography (ICP) this week to virtually replace subway advertisements with the artwork of 65 ICP faculty members, including Ed Kashi (VII).   NO AD is a free mobile app that uses Augmented Reality technology to resurface New York subway advertisements with art, creating a new exhibition space. Viewers can discover works of art throughout the city’s subway system. The more stations you visit, the more art you experience. The artwork featured in this week’s virtual exhibition is from the juried exhibition Stories In The Social Landscape that was shown at ICP in Winter 2014. These images will be on view through November 31. The collaboration between ICP and NO AD launched in October with a selection of images and video from Sebastião Salgado: Genesis. The complete Genesis exhibition is…

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Gulf Photo Plus 2015

Join Ed Kashi (VII) in Dubai this March for the Gulf Photo Plus annual photography festival. The GPP2015 event is the region’s biggest photography festival bringing the world’s best photographers and instructors to Dubai to share their knowledge and experience with the Middle East and Africa’s professional and amateur photography community. The dates for the 2015 event are 6th-13th March. Ed Kashi will be teaching two different time slots of his workshop “New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling.” This week-long 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 satisfaction. Topics covered will include  composition for richer storytelling, image editing and narrative development, digital workflow, how to…

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Many Thanks

My photographing in Korea is over. I want to give very special humble thank you to all the Haenyeo I came to admire for their resilience, free spirit, sense of humor, and warmth. These women divers showed me a whole new world. Bobbing around out there in the frigid Pacific on their little foam floats and then kicking down without oxygen tanks to pick up a few abalone off the ocean floor was simply something to witness. Most of these women have been doing this for 50 years or more. A tradition in its final years . Many thanks ladies. You are the bestest#Haenyeo #SouthKorea #Jeju…

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“The Photographic Essay” with David Alan Harvey

“The Photographic Essay” with David Alan Harvey

Rio de Janeiro February 1st-7th, 2015 Rio de Janeiro. Just the name alone conjures up imagery. Spectacular location geographically and the place of beauty and passion and danger and well yes, a physical and psychological Shakespearian stage of life. For me to do a workshop in Rio, following the publication of my award winning (based on a true story) and an essay in NatGeo, and smack in the middle of my shooting on my Beach Games project, should for anyone I mentor here be the experience of a lifetime if ever there was one. I have rented an apartment right

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Sarasota National Cemetery

“I was at the opening ceremony for Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery this weekend. A permanent installation, “Witness to Mission” is a beautiful memorial with of photographs mounted on marble columns and 2 are mine. It’s quite an honor and amazing to think my work is part of a permanent memorial. Regardless of your views on war and the military, it’s deeply humbling to have my work and the work of still photographers serve as lasting memories.” -Ed Kashi

 
The Veterans Legacy Summit took place this past weekend in Sarasota, FL, with a formal ceremony and opening of Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery. “Leaders from the government, military, philanthropy, national veterans-serving organizations and other supporting veterans will come together to share ideas, learn about unique partnerships, such as Patriot Plaza, challenge assumptions and push the boundaries…

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The Power of a Returned Photograph

Dave Burnett is over in Dubai right now, working with Mohamed Somji and our dear friends at GPP. I have known David since the late 70′s, and have always stood back in awe as he amassed a visual archive that is the stuff of our collective histories. Got a wonderful email from him this morning that mentioned Ravi’s Restaurant. (I’m in Hong Kong, and bouncing off the walls of my hotel with the false energy of jet lag masked by a couple espressos.) Last year, I made a few portraits of the staff at Ravi’s, a wonderful restaurant on the streets of one of the those out of the way neighborhoods in Dubai, far from the soaring towers of steel and glass. Beautiful food, and the kitchen crew are an affable, decent bunch. David and Mo wandered over

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Gordon Parks Segregation Stories that the High in Atlanta starting Nov 15

  Master Photographer Gordon Parks at the High Museum in Atlanta starting November, 15. Of all the “master” photographers I think I have always admired Gordon Parks the most. I admire him for his images but also for the tremendous bandwidth of talent he was able to command. Master Photographer, Feature Filmmaker, Painter, Actor… Most people don’t dare to dream of being even one of those. He is an inspiration. If you are in Atlanta go see his Segregation work at the High -Stephen Alvarez…

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