January 29, 2015



I am very pleased to share some updates on my Island of Widows project, including the release of the film Undercane, a feature on Nat Geo’s Proof blog, and my return from my most recent trip to Nicaragua and expanding the project to El Salvador.     National Geographic...


January 28, 2015

What Climate Change Looks Like, ‘Everyday’

VII Photographers Ed Kashi and Ron Haviv are part of the new Instagram feed, @everydayclimatechange. Recently featured on National Geographic’s PROOF blog, the feed is populated by photographers from five different continents and showcases images that tell the story of how our world is effected by climate change, from...


January 27, 2015

NEWEST AMERICANS: Notes for My Homeland

Published today on National Geographic’s PROOF blog, a film produced by Talking Eyes Media in partnership with Rutgers University-Newark and VII Photo Agency, Notes for My Homeland. “Malek Jandali is no ordinary musician. The Syrian-American composer and pianist has performed in leading concert halls around the world and has...

Northern Nigeria

January 22, 2015

Upcoming Workshops at AndersonRanch

AndersonRanch Arts Center recently released their summer workshop line-up which can be viewed online here. The workshop catalog states, “Photography workshops have always been a vital part of Anderson Ranch, dating back to the early days…Over the decades, the program has progressively explored traditional and contemporary practices in photography...


January 15, 2015

Haiti: 5 Years Later

Yesterday, PBS News Hour published a photo essay on Haiti’s reconstruction and where the earthquake victims stand, 5 years later. Featuring photographs by Ed Kashi (VII/Talking Eyes Media) shot for the American Jewish World Service, the essay depicts the hardships that continue to challenge the earthquake survivors. The article...

National Geographic Photo Camp South Sudan, 2014

January 13, 2015

Peace-Building With Cameras in South Sudan

“Can a camera be a tool for peace-building? And can change begin with something as small as a group of students coming together to take pictures not of what separates them but of what bonds them as human beings–simple things like the dawn, kids on a playground, or a...

Photo©Mehran Hamrahi (2014 Student Grant Winner)

January 12, 2015

Deadline Approaching: Alexia Foundation Grants

  The deadlines for the Alexia Foundation Professional and Student Grants are quickly approaching! Submit your application for the $20,000 Professional Grant by January 29th at 2:00PM EST. If you are entering the Student Grant competition, you must apply by February 2nd at 2:00PM EST. “The grants will be...

Curse of the Black Gold: Oil in the Niger Delta

January 08, 2015

Everyday Climate Change

On January 1, 2015 a coalition of photographers launched a collaborative Instagram feed: @everydayclimatechange. Founded by James Whitlow Delano, the project showcases images on the subject of climate change from the perspectives of almost three dozen photographers around the world including Ed Kashi (VII), Sara Terry, Peter DiCampo, Ron...


January 05, 2015

National Geographic Photo Camp Event

Next Tuesday, January 13th, join National Geographic photographers Lynn Johnson, Matt Moyer, and Amy Toensing along with three participants from the September 2014 Photo Camp in Juba, South Sudan for a presentation. This presentation will highlight the outreach and youth empowerment that the National Geographic Photo Camps and VisionWorkshops...


December 31, 2014

Ending an Epidemic

“How often do we get the chance to end an epidemic within a period of ten years? We believe that is precisely the extraordinary opportunity we have today.” – La Isla Foundation (LIF) LIF is working to empower those hit hardest by CKDnT by “providing fresh water through building...


December 30, 2014

Eyes on Main Street

“Eyes on Main Street” has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the printing, installation, and marketing costs of the public exhibition set to be on view for 100 days, beginning May 9, 2015. This outdoor exhibit will transform the main street of Wilson, North Carolina into a gallery...

Scenes in Carbondale, Colorado and the annual rodeo there on Aug. 23, 2012.

December 29, 2014

TIME Lightbox – Ways of Seeing: Direct to Audience

“Whether through digital channels, print or on exhibit, the impact, influence and reach of the still image has never been greater. But with so many images fighting for our attention, how do photographers make work that most effectively stands out and connects with an audience.” Published today on TIME...


December 23, 2014

New York Times: The Year in Pictures, 2014

Published today on the New York Times: 2014 The Year In Pictures. The New York Times slideshow of 100 images recaps the year highlighting important events and newsworthy developments including the Maidan riots in Kiev, protests in Ferguson, the Ebola epidemic, and much more. Included in this collection is...

Personal - South Sudan

December 19, 2014

Photo Camp: A Decade of Storytelling

National Geographic Photo Camp began in 2003, and has inspired young people worldwide to use photography as a means to explore and learn about their communities. On view at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC is an exhibition of student work, Photo Camp: A Decade of Storytelling. Images...


December 16, 2014

VII & Eyes In Progress

“VII is thrilled to be teaming up with Eyes In Progress in 2015 for a set of workshops in Europe that will provide a range of exciting opportunities to learn, engage and challenge participants in the language of photography, visual storytelling and the new frontiers of our increasingly image...


December 10, 2014

Call for Entries: Visual Stories Exploring Global Themes

The Social Documentary Network (SDN) has launched a call for entries on the theme of Visual Stories Exploring Global Themes. “The category is broadly defined but the key point is that we are not only looking for a collection of great images, we are also looking for cohesive visual...


December 08, 2014

Alexia Foundation 2015 Grants

The Alexia Foundation has announced the call for entries for their 2015 Professional and Student Grant opportunities. The deadline for submissions for the Professional Grant is 2:00pm on Jan. 29, 2015; and the deadline for the Student Grant submissions is 2:00pm on Feb. 2, 2015. There is a $50...

1st Prize - Dilavar Najafov

December 05, 2014

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Azerbaijan Sport in Focus

The winners of the Azerbaijan Sport in Foccus photography competition have been announced! Judges Ed Kashi (VII), Philipp Rathmer, and Agdes Baghirzade deliberated to choose the winners of this photo competition organizaed by The European Azerbaijan Society in collaboration with the Baku European Games 2015. The first place prize...


December 04, 2014

Sim Chi Yin on Channel News Asia

Photographer Sim Chi Yin (VII) wants to give a voice to people who can’t speak up for themselves. In the last two years, she has been documenting the life of He Quangui, a Chinese gold miner who is suffering from an irreversible occupational lung disease. Published today on Channel News Asia,...


December 01, 2014

Alexia Foundation: “The Long Night”

Today, The Alexia Foundation has announced the launch of “The Long Night,” their first ever Women’s Initiative Grant Project created by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm. “Set in Seattle, the work gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade....


November 21, 2014

NO AD: Re-imagining Public Space

NO AD has teamed up with the International Center of Photography (ICP) this week to virtually replace subway advertisements with the artwork of 65 ICP faculty members, including Ed Kashi (VII).   NO AD is a free mobile app that uses Augmented Reality technology to resurface New York subway advertisements...

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