Stand Up For Kids Multimedia Piece on AARP

Julie and I just finished this piece for AARP about how retirees are “re-careering”. Rick Koca, the subject of this piece, is a retired Navy officer who started a nationwide program called Stand Up For Kids, which caters to homeless teens. Please check it out and let us know...

September 29, 2008

Photography’s Role in Advocating for Social Change

It was standing room only at Tuesday night’s New York event hosted by Revenue Watch Institute and the Open Society Documentary Photography Project. Distinguished panelists including Ina Howard-Parker, Antoine Heuty, Omoyele Sowore, Micahel Watts, and our own Ed Kashi met to discuss the atrocities of “political gangsterism, corruption, and...

September 25, 2008

RayKo Gallery to Show Curse Images in Upcoming Exhibition

Greetings and please note that my work from the book Curse of the Black Gold will be exhibited along with Lou Dematteis’ work on oil in Ecuador at San Francisco’s RayKo Gallery. Please see the link below for more details. The opening in Friday, November 7 and I’ll be...

September 24, 2008

International Presentation of the Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook at The Photo Festival of Phnom Penh

In partnership with Arles and ‘Nuit de l’annee’, a new Cambodian Photo & Film Festival will project the Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook on December 6th and 7th at esplanade Vat Bothum. If your travel plans permit (and your French is good!), make sure to attend this exciting event! Check out...

September 23, 2008

San Francisco Public Library Lecture in November

I will be giving a public lecture with photographer Lou Dematteis on Saturday, November 15th, from 2-5pm at the San Francisco Public Library on the subject of oil in Ecuador and Nigeria. Joining us will be professor Michael Watts and activists working on issues around these two troubled places...

September 21, 2008

Photojournalists Explore Social Issues

A compilation of photo essays by world-renowned photojournalists hit bookshelves yesterday in David Elliot Cohen’s new book What Matters. In Cohen’s words, “Great photojournalism changed the world in the past, and it can do it again. I want people to see these images, get angry, and act on that...

September 17, 2008

New Multimedia “India’s Fast Lane to the Future” on NG

An article written by Don Belt and photographed by Ed Kashi in the October 2008 edition of National Geographic will present Ed’s recent work capturing the merger of modernization with the colorful traditions of India’s rich culture. In conjunction with the upcoming article on India’s Super Highway – the...

September 16, 2008

Republican National Convention

For a unique perspective on the recent RNC (and images you may or may not see on upcoming campaign posters!) please visit the Photo Essays section on the website Ed’s Photos from RNC

September 16, 2008

Filmmaker Andrew Berends and his Translator are Freed In Niger Delta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *****************CONTAINS UPDATES*********************** CONTACT Aaron Soffin, Storyteller Productions Phone: 917.887.4063 / 212.712.2781 Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required American filmmaker provisionally released from Nigerian custody to US embassy personnel NEW YORK, September 5, 2008 – American filmmaker Andrew Berends is being provisionally released to US embassy personnel...

September 05, 2008

Curse of the Black Gold Multimedia on Slate.Com

Hey folks…Slate.com has published our multimedia piece on Curse of the Black Gold….check it out. Slate.Com

September 05, 2008

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