ED KASHI
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June 15, 2015

Ed Kashi (VII) has been an avid contributor to the the project of #EveryDayClimateChange. #EveryDayClimateChange is an exhibition and is associated with the Instagram feed, @everydayclimatechange. This feed has received a great deal of press and support on Instagram and has 20.3k followers. @everydayclimatechange concerns the very serious and relevant issue of climate change that as stated on this social media site “is Real!”

A logger cuts down a 300 foot tall  Redwood tree that is 1000 years old. 1993 Redwood National Park, California, USA

A logger cuts down a 300 foot tall Redwood tree that is 1000 years old. 1993 Redwood National Park, California, USA

Kashi has been covering climate change in various locations including Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil, California, along with other areas as well . This issue is global, constant, and has various causes.  For example, deforestation has been rampant in California. As more and more trees are cut down, the effects of global climate change will be ever more apparent and impactful for people, other organisms, and environments all over the world. He has also documented the drought that is plaguing California and how its influence and burden on the farmers there is increasing as the fourth year of the drought ensues. These cases are only a few instances where everyday climate change can be seen.

Tradition and change for the Zulu people of South Africa, in 1998.  Sugar cane fields near Melmoth are cut down and burned off after the harvest.  The Zulus are South Africa's most populous nation, with nearly 10 million of the country's 33 million blacks. They are also its most martial tribe: In the past twenty years as many as 20,000 Zulus have died in factional fighting. Today, the tribe is trapped in apartheid's legacy of violence and poverty.

Tradition and change for the Zulu people of South Africa, in 1998.
Sugar cane fields near Melmoth are cut down and burned off after the harvest.
The Zulus are South Africa’s most populous nation, with nearly 10 million of the country’s 33 million blacks. They are also its most martial tribe: In the past twenty years as many as 20,000 Zulus have died in factional fighting. Today, the tribe is trapped in apartheid’s legacy of violence and poverty.

As this widespread problem is being photographically narrated by Kashi, #EverydayClimateChange will be an exhibition that encompasses the photographs that Kashi and other photographers have been making to present the visual evidence of the climate change happening in the here and now. These photographers are from all over the world, and through their work spanning 7 continents, they are able to relay various perspectives on this very pressing matter  . The event, curated by James Whitlow Delano and Matilde Gattoni  will occur at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in Milan, Italy on July 28th, 2015.

 

 

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