Ivan Kashinsky

Ivan Kashinsky is a freelance photographer based in Quito, Ecuador. His work has been published in National Geographic, Time, Smithsonian, The New York Times, and Geo, among others. He was born in LA in 1977 and relocated to South America in 2004. Kashinsky fell in love with photography when he picked up his father’s Nikon and began documenting his teenage life.

Ivan obtained a Masters in mass communications with an emphasis in photojournalism at San Jose State University. For his thesis he created a multimedia project documenting the indigenous fiestas of the Ecuadorian Andes. Kashinsky’s photography has been recognized in many of the most prestigious photo contests and has been exhibited in New York, London, Quito, and Cuenca.
In 2009 Kashinsky and Gachet, Ivan’s wife, and fellow photojournalist, completed an epic journey from the Equator to Tierra del Fuego, the southern tip of South America. Their trip culminated in the book Historias Mínimas, published by Dinediciones, and an exhibition at the Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, attracting thousands of people. In 2011 Kashinsky and Gachet created Runa Photos, a place to share their individual and joint projects with the world. Please check it out at Runaphotos.com.