ED KASHI

Hidden Under The Indian Sun (2017)

In the vast rice fields of Andhra Pradesh, Southeastern India, a form of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKDu) is killing workers and leaving their families in a state of economic despair. The causes of the disease range from chronic dehydration, pesticide contamination and heavy metals in the water sources. This disease…

Hijabi World (2016)

Hijabi World shares the stories of a group of young Muslim women speaking out about the day-to-day challenges of observing hijab in America. This Talking Eyes Media film was created as part of the Newest Americans collaborative project, and originally appeared in issue #3. — “When we sat for lunch…

Notes For My Homeland (2015)

Malek Jandali’s evolution from classical musician to passionate activist captures a transformation that the civil war in Syria has wrought on many citizens. This is a story that celebrates the power of art to catalyze social movements. This Talking Eyes Media film is part of Issue #1 of Newest Americans….

Under Cane (2015)

In Nicaragua, the average lifespan of men who harvest sugarcane is 49 years. At the root of these early deaths is an epidemic known as Chronic Kidney Disease of undetermined causes (CKDu). In the town of Chichigalpa, often called the “Island of Widows,” 1-in-3 men, mostly cane workers, have end-stage…

One Year Later (2014)

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy bore down on the east coast of the United States. On assignment for Time magazine to shoot iPhone images for upload in real time to the Time magazine Instagram feed, Ed Kashi covered the incoming storm and some of the devastating aftermath in New Jersey….

Palliative Care in Mexico (2014)

A film by Ed Kashi and Human Rights Watch created to raise awareness about the need for and lack of access to palliative care in Mexico. This film was funded by HRW’s Kickstarter campaign that was funded in May 2014. Remedios Ramirez Facio (73) lives with her husband on a…

California: Paradise Burning (2014)

Since 2012, California has been suffering through a historically severe drought that has affected over 90% of the Golden State. Residents continue to reel from the consequences as another rainy season has left the snowpack well below average, the reservoirs dangerously low, and the cities, towns and agricultural communities jockeying…

Syria’s Lost Generation (2014)

Since civil war broke out in Syria in March 2011, unyielding violence has left more than 2 million people displaced. More than half of them are children. Talking Eyes Media and photojournalist Ed Kashi have collaborated with the International Medical Corps to illustrate the chaotic effects of the war on…

It’ll Be Better Next Year (2013)

“Did it rain last night?” Cash Murdock, age eleven, asks his father. “Nope, no rain,” the forty-three-year-old rancher, Casey, replies. “Maybe tonight.” With this exchange, Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi introduce the small farming and ranching community in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, which was the epicenter of the Dust Bowl in…

Photojournalisms (2012)

The notion of ‘home’ has shifting significance for Ed Kashi, a photojournalist who travels the world documenting social and political issues. For the past 30 years, Kashi has lived a life of intense engagement mixed with danger, anticipation, and loneliness. Encompassing nearly 20 years of photographs and journal entries to…

The Leaves Keep Falling (2010)

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed some 12 million gallons of Agent Orange herbicide over Vietnam. This defoliant was used to immediately destroy crops, clear vegetation, and remove the dense forest that provided food and cover for Viet Cong forces. At least 4.5 million Vietnamese, and 2.5 million…

THREE (2009)

In a world inundated by visual imagery, our ability to take in more than one image at a time has become innate. In fact, our attention span demands it. THREE, a book of triptychs by acclaimed photographer Ed Kashi, plays on the visual appetite of a hectic world.

Curse of the Black Gold (2008)

50 years ago oil was discovered in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Today, Nigeria pumps 2.1 million barrels a day, making it the sixth largest oil-producing country in the world and a major oil partner of the United States. Although its oil industry generates billions in revenues every year,…

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