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Through Your Lens Photo Contest

To all school students, teachers, parents, and staff: We encourage you to enter the Through Your Lens Photography Contest. This is your opportunity to show Congress and the public what your public schools really look like. The goal is to ” raise awareness to the need to ensure that...

August 25, 2009

Let This Letter Speak for Itself…

Dear Ed, Last Christmas Catherine gave her nephew, my son Ben, your stunning book about Nigeria and the oil industry there. I present world history, geography and international news to teenagers in a California middle school, and so I quickly borrowed the book from Ben to use in my...

August 22, 2009

International Photography Awards

Good news! Yesterday we received news that Ed is being honored with two awards in the 2009 International Photography Awards. In the 7th year, IPA received an unanticipated number of entries, nearly 18,000 submissions spanning 104 countries. IPA established itself as an internationally recognized competition that continues to garner...

August 19, 2009

Kickstarters, Funding for Creative People

You must check out this link! “Kickstarter is a funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers…

August 19, 2009

Current Project: the Purpose Prize

Ed and videographer Peter Trilling are currently working on a series of 10 multimedia shorts for the Purpose Prize. This project is being produced by the Talking Eyes Media team for Civic Ventures. This is a wonderful example of non-profits working together to create rich media for expanding great...

August 15, 2009

Read This Link!

Please check out the links below to new postings on the blog Resolve, which is moderated by the wonderful Miki Johnson, formerly of American Photo and now working with Livebooks. She has some wonderful interviews with Burk Uzzle and Bill Owens, among others, about the world of photojournalism after...

August 15, 2009

Ceasefire: Trying To End Gun Violence in Chicago

Check out a new piece that has just been published by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, produced by DeSantis Breindel in New York, about a very worthy program in Chicago called Ceasefire, that is attempting innovative ways to end the plague of gun violence in Chicago. I created the...

August 14, 2009

Shell Dialogues

On July 23rd, Shell executives agreed to discuss the crisis in the Niger Delta and answer pre-submitted questions. This agreement to open a dialogue came after Amnesty UK requested that everyone following the cause send Shell messages via Twitter. The transcript can be found in this document, where Shell’s...

August 13, 2009