September 21, 2011

On September 20th the New York Review of Books’ blog, NYR Blog, featured a slideshow of Ed’s recent show “Eye Contact.” Featuring a talk between Ed Kashi and Stephen Mayes, the opening last Thurs was a dynamic event. The images and interview initiated an audience wide discussion that, among other things, raised questions about photojournalism’s credo “the photojournalist is only a witness.” The series of images continues to rouse the audience wherever it goes, bringing questions like “is the  credo being challenged in photojournalism today?”, “has the reaction to the camera intensified with the growth of the web?”, and “do these camera stand-offs or stare-downs highlight the theatricality of our public persona?” into consideration.

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