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Orphans of the Universe

Throughout their history, the Kurdish people have been the victims of geopolitics. Consistently entangled by conflicts in the oil-rich territories along the borders of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey; exploited and betrayed first by colonial nations and Cold War superpowers; and suffering the genocidal campaigns of Saddam Hussein, the...

July 25, 2017

The Forecast Is Cloudy With Some Bright Spots

    Being around youth in any country is often a window into where that culture is headed. The time I recently spent in Israel has given me the opportunity to be around both Arab and Jewish students, going to high schools to conduct photo workshops in a variety...

May 30, 2017

February 21, 2017

Amber Bracken Wins World Press Photo & POYI Prizes

This will not be news to those of you who follow international photography competitions, but I’m so excited to announce that Amber Bracken has won first place in the issue reporting category at the 2016 POYI as well as first prize in the contemporary issues category in the 2016...

December 13, 2016

Forging Relationships: The Challenges of Long Term Projects

In 1995 I published this piece in Salon about photographing messianic Jewish settlers in the West Bank. At the time, Salon was a pioneer in the world of online journalism. It was one of the first digital media outlets that focused solely on online distribution, so I felt as though I was entering new and unchartered territory for journalism and visual reporting. I had returned many...

July 26, 2016

Anderson Ranch Advanced 3 Year Mentor Program

I just completed a magical week at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center with Jim Estrin of The New York Times. We are co-teaching a three year Advanced Mentor Program with ‘the ranch.’ Jim and I will be mentoring 15 participants who range in ages and experience levels with photography,...

March 15, 2016

National Geographic Smartphone Photo Workshops

In 2016, Ed Kashi will be teaching two National Geographic Photo Expedition Workshops on the subject of Smartphone Photography in New York City. The course dates will be June 4th & 5th, and October 29th & 30th. Registration is now open for both sections of this two-day expedition! This...

January 27, 2016

Storytelling with Mobile Photography on CreativeLive

Ed Kashi (VII) will be teaching an online CreativeLive course, “Storytelling with Mobile Photography” on March 1, 2016 from 12:00PM – 5:00PM. “Momentary, stunning lighting on a landscape. A toddler’s first stuttering attempts at standing. An interaction between strangers on the street strikes you as unexpectedly poignant. There is...

January 22, 2016

Newest Americans Issue #2

The second issue of Newest Americans has dropped! “Issue 2 of Newest Americans looks at the University Heights neighborhood of Newark in the 1960s and today, as development money flows into the city on a scale not seen in half a century. Why is University Heights so central to...

January 07, 2016

VII Mentor Program Accepts 5 New Photographers

“VII is pleased to announce the next roster of photographers to join its lauded VII Mentor Program, an education initiative launched in 2008 to provide professional development for emerging photographers whom VII consider to be among the brightest new talents in the industry.” From the over 300 applicants from...

December 08, 2015

Three Year Mentored Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photo

Ed Kashi (VII) and Jim Estrin (NY Times Lens) will be teaching a long term mentored workshop with AndersonRanch Arts Center. The curriculum of this three year program on Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography  is designed to help advanced photographers bring their vision to life by pursuing their own...

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