Palliative Care in Mexico

  Today on the New York Times Lens Blog, James Estrin writes on this year’s POYi winners and interviews Daniel Berehulak (Photographer of the Year – Reportage), Ed Kashi (Multimedia Photographer of the Year) and Rick Shaw (POYi Director). “In a nod to the prevalence of newer forms of...


February 26, 2015

2015 Alexia Foundation Grant Winners Announced

The 2015 Alexia Foundation Grant recipients have been announced! Paolo Marchetti was awarded the 2015 Professional Grant for his project “The Price of Vanity.” He will utilize the $20,000 grant in his pursuit to “document the brutality of the intensive breeding farms used worldwide to produce skins and furs...


February 24, 2015

“Photojournalism, In the Age of Instagram”

BFM Radio: “Photojournalism in the Age of Instagram” Listen to the full podcast below (Ed Kashi interview begins at 14:20): Your browser does not support native audio, but you can download this MP3 to listen on your device.  “It’s incredible how this social ‘medium’, that because I’ve devoted my...


February 23, 2015

POYi Multimedia Photographer of the Year

When I began my life in photojournalism, I never would have predicted the direction the field would take. As this craft continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, it opens up new ways to engage with your audience and offers new tools and methods for dynamic storytelling – like...

Hurricane Sandy: 1 Year Later

February 19, 2015

> i r a l : Photography in the Age of Social Media

Tonight will be the opening reception of Viral: Photography in the Age of Social Media – a group exhibition expanding on the notion of “viral” and its impact on everyday life and our understanding of the world at the University of Cambridge in the UK. In conjunction with the...


February 11, 2015

Huffington Post: An Adventure With A Cause

Published today on the Huffington Post, an article by Nancy Farese (Founder of PhotoPhilanthropy) highlights a recent PhotoPhilanthropy workshop she led alongside Ed Kashi (VII) in India. I like this guidance: “Never turn down an adventure without a good reason.” The older we get, the more we seem to...


February 06, 2015

The VII Evolution Tour

The world’s leading photojournalists from VII Photo have teamed up with the technology specialists from AbelCine to present an immersive, two-day educational program: The VII Evolution Tour. This program examines the technology, craft and business practices of today’s successful visual storytellers. The event is structured as a combination of seminars, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and networking....


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...

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