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Ed Kashi on Syria, Past and Present

Today the NYT published an interview with me conducted by James Estrin for the New York Times LENS blog. We talk about my work from Syria in the 1990’s and the present day, discussing what changes, if any, have taken place in this important and fascinating country. As I’ve...

February 25, 2010

IMPACT Online Exhibition

Welcome to the new IMPACT online exhibition, a project exploring the internet as a venue for insightful photographic work. In an effort to remind viewers of the important role photographers play around the world, we invited an array of imagemakers to share galleries on their blogs (like this one)...

February 22, 2010

The Daily Kos Essay and Nigeria’s Sea Change

The Daily Kos has just posted a fantastic essay written by Sven Eberlein revisiting the history and complications in the political state of Nigeria – something that should be closely studied to understand the inevitable shockwaves that will be felt on an international scale. With Goodluck Jonathan, the newly...

February 16, 2010

An Open Letter From The Friends of NEGIP Network

Through facebook we were sent this message from The Friends of NEGIP Network, an advocacy group which rallies for sustainable energy in Nigeria – a topic that is close to our heart. Originally I intended to edit it down, but realized that each sentence is too important for the statement,...

February 12, 2010

“Crisis & Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession” Exhibit Opening

If you are unfamiliar with socialdocumentary.net you should check them out. The consistent quality of their content and admirable effort goes above and beyond what one typically expects. This is why we’re excited about the upcoming exhibit next Tuesday that they and powerHouse Arena, one of our favorite galleries, are launching. The...

February 09, 2010

The Third Frame Conference and a Surprising Question

In a response to an alert to the Third Frame: visual imagery and the representation of the majority world “conference” being held in the London College of Communication March 10th, a young photographer pressed Ed with the following question: “‘Magnum, the international photography co-operative founded in 1947 by Robert...

February 04, 2010

Jaron Lanier and the State of Our Society

Quite simply… if you use the Internet in any form or fashion, this article is a must read. Unfortunately, for many readers, the article by an innovator in the field of electronic experience is only available after a subscription if you want to read it online, so I feel...

February 02, 2010

An Excellent Point Made by Mark Schapiro

Even without an education in finance, the strong point made in this, the conclusion of Mark Schapiro’s article in Harper’s Magazine, has a ring of disheartening truth: “Indeed, carbon exists as a commodity only through the decisions of politicians and bureaucrats, who determine both the demand, by setting emissions...

February 02, 2010