January 28, 2014

Featured today on the New York Times Lens Blog, David Gonzalez writes about Nicaragua’s kidney disease crisis that is the subject of Ed Kashi’s documentary project, Island of Widows. A gallery of images by Ed Kashi (VII) from the Nicaragua project is coupled with text on the situation and quotes from Ed about his work.

Photo©2013_Ed Kashi/VII

The complicated situation between Nicaragua’s sugarcane workers, cane companies, and the government can overshadow the real issue: the cause of the epidemic. Speaking to this, Ed Kashi is quoted, “It’s less about placing blame. It’s more about raising awareness so we can create support for the people impacted by this and energize people to find solutions.”

Photo©2013_Ed Kashi/VII

Ed Kashi is quoted, “How do we use visual storytelling to not only tell the tough stories but also offer some amount of light? That’s why in my practice my goal is to humanize and maintain the dignity of my subjects and open people’s eyes so they will at least learn, and maybe also take action.” Help to find a solution by being one to take action. Support Ed Kashi’s IndieVoic.es campaign and spread the word.

Read the full article on the NY Times Lens Blog.

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