September 6, 8 PM
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work.
As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. Since 2000 he has pioneered the movement to multimedia and filmmaking in photojournalism, producing the innovative Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook and award winning short films and multimedia projects on geopolitics and social issues. Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking produced the Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook in 2006, which has been shown in film festivals and museums around the world. An eight-year project completed in 2003, Aging in America: The Years Ahead, has created one of the most extensive visual archives on aging in the United States. Along with numerous awards, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. He has made seven books, including Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta and THREE. Kashi’s latest book Photojournalisms, is a compilation of journal writings to his wife, done over a nearly 20-year period, from various locations around the world. edkashi.com