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War & Memory

Presented by the Homecoming Project, “War & Memory” is a group exhibition featuring the work of photographers Erin Trieb, Ed Kashi (VII), Ashley Gilbertson (VII), and Michael Kamber among others. This show uses the power of storytelling and visual arts to draw attention to our military communities affected by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

“War & Memory”… will be on display at Fovea in Beacon, NY from April 12, 2014 – July 6, 2014 with the opening reception on April 12 from 5-9pm. The opening event will feature an artist talk by photographer and

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Up from the Sands

 
It has been a long time since I have written here. I have been shooting and teaching and teaching and shooting like crazy. Oaxaca, Rio, and now Dubai. Like a madman. Yet all of it my passion , all of it fun, and all of it just what I DO. Yet of course I just run out of time. Can’t do it all. Want to. Just can’t.
The above picture from Dubai is my most recent, shot a few days ago just before I left Dubai. Not a  likely place for me to shoot, or so I thought before…

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Unresolved Dreams: Azerbaijan Refugees

“What I observed in western Azerbaijan, among the small portion of the nearly one million Azerbaijanis who were displaced by the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh two decades ago, are a people who are aching to return to their homes.” – Ed Kashi

Photo©2013_Ed Kashi/VII

The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) is partnering with VII to present an exhibition of Ed Kashi’s photographs from Azerbaijan. “Unresolved Dreams: Azerbaijan’s Refugees & IDPs” will be on display from April 10th – 13th at the Oxo Gallery in London….

Photo©2013 Ed Kashi/VII

These images render a deeper look into the plight of Azerbaijan’s refugees who

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Alexia Foundation 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant

Now open for proposal submissions, the Alexia Foundation just announced the call for entries for the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant. A $25,000 grant will be awarded to a project that will address a significant issue that involves and affects women. Photojournalists based anywhere in the world are invited to submit proposals.
Unlike the first Women’s Initiative Grant, the subject matter is not restricted to a certain topic or location. The press release states…, “This call for entries is intended to permit the photographer to propose a serious documentary photographic or multimedia project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in

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Reminder to Apply: Getty Grants

Getty Image Creative Grants
We proudly support photographers, filmmakers and communications professionals who use their talents to promote positive change in our world.
Nonprofits need striking video and imagery to tell their stories effectively. Beyond that, in order to stand out from the documentary style traditionally associated with the nonprofit sector, they need innovative and creative visionaries at their side to produce campaigns which elevate awareness for their cause. This is why the Getty Images Creative Grants provide two grants of $20,000 USD annually, shared equally between the photographer or filmmaker and agency partner to cover costs as they work…

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“Winds of Change” Presentation at Annenberg Space for Photography


Gerd Ludwig will share his experiences capturing the colossal changes since the dissolution of the Soviet Union to today. Resonating with a full scale of emotion, his images have garnered him distinction as the world’s foremost color photographer documenting the region. From the broken empire’s legacy of environmental exploitation, to the warp-speed economic transformation of Russia, Ludwig reveals a many-faceted people, by turns suspicious and sympathetic, greedy and generous, stoic and exuberant.
The presentation will span his coverage from early work published in National Geographic to more recent stories in Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. After first photographing the aftermath of

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Follow Friday on TIME LightBox

Photojournalist Ed Kashi (VII) and his VII Mentee Laura El-Tantawy recently collaborated on a social media-based image-blending project. Rooted in the @echosight project by Danny Ghitis and Daniella Zalcman, this work brings photographs from different creators and different locations together using an app called Image Blender.

©Ed Kashi/VII and Laura El-Tantawy/VII Mentor

Earlier this year, Ghitis and Zalcman “approached Kashi and El-Tantawy, asking them to contribute to the Instagram account for a week,” to continue developing this project. “The images that emerged from their collaboration are as beautiful as they are unusual” according to TIME LightBox. …

©Ed Kashi/VII

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Ira Block Photo Workshop in Morocco

Ira Block Photo Workshop in Morocco

National Geographic Photographer Ira Block will be leading a workshop to the mythical land of Morocco this September. Travel with us to the imperial cities of Fez, Meknes and Marrakech. With their spectacular souks and vivid mosaics, we’ll meander through their ancient medinas, camera in hand. We’ll also explore Morocco’s diverse landscapes; the cities, the dunes, the palm oasis and the mountains. Take part in a camel trek across the desert sands of Merzouga and photograph the sun as it sets over the Sahara. Sleep in a traditional Berber tent. We’ll discover the UNESCO sites of Ait Benhaddou, where so…

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Photo Workshop in Morocco

National Geographic Photographer Ira Block will be leading a workshop to the mythical land of Morocco this September. Travel with us to the imperial cities of Fez, Meknes and Marrakech. With their spectacular souks and vivid mosaics, we’ll meander through their ancient medinas, camera in hand. We’ll also explore Morocco’s diverse landscapes; the cities, the dunes, the palm oasis and the mountains. Take part in a camel trek across the desert sands of Merzouga and photograph the sun as it sets over the Sahara. Sleep in a traditional Berber tent. We’ll discover the UNESCO sites of Ait Benhaddou, where so

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