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 storytelling, Ed Kashi of the VII photo agency was named the Multimedia Photographer of the Year, with Jonah M. Kessel of The New York Times taking second place and Mahala Gaylord of The Denver Post third. This was the category’s first year.”
Ed Kashi is quoted, “I see it as one of the more important categories, since multimedia and filmmaking represent one of the most exciting areas of creative and economic growth. It represents the new part of our practice as photojournalists, documentarians and visual storytellers.”