May 27, 2014

HRW: Taking a Stand for Pain Relief in Mexico

Ed Kashi has partnered with Human Rights Watch, as the photojournalist/filmmaker of a video project on pain relief in Mexico. This film will catalyze change and end this needless suffering by helping convince the Mexican government to take the necessary measures to fix this situation.

February 13, 2014

The True Cost of Sugar

On average, Americans consume 130 pounds of sugar every year. Where does all this sugar come from? Nicaragua exports 40% of their sugar to American consumers. Sugarcane workers spend long hours in the fields harvesting sugarcane for our consumption. Record numbers of these cane workers are dying every day...

February 06, 2014

A Voice for the Victims of CKDu

I have reached the midway point in my campaign “The Island of Widows” but still have a big hill to climb. I need your support to reach my goal of $19,000 to fund this important project. Every contribution gets us one step closer to finding a solution to Chronic...

January 28, 2014

NY Times Lens Blog: “Making Pictures, Finding Solutions in Nicaragua”

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...

January 09, 2014

“Island of Widows”

With an average lifespan of 49 years, Nicaraguan sugarcane workers are struggling against an epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown origin (CKDu). The town Chichigalpa, often called the “Island of Widows,” marks a ground zero for this deadly disease where nearly 1-in-3 men, mostly cane workers, are in...

September 04, 2013

Thank you to the supporters of #SANDY!

#SANDY is a book of iPhone photographs of Hurricane Sandy, taken by an array of acclaimed photographers. Creating a comprehensive record of Sandy’s tragic impact and making strides toward recovery after this disaster, #SANDY is an important project for our history. #SANDY is not only a critical documentary piece,...

August 06, 2013


In October 2012, the treacherous Superstorm Sandy rolled onto the east coast leaving a wake of destruction in her path. Relentless, Sandy destroyed thousands of  homes, ravaged the Jersey Shore, and left millions without electricity. The effects of this monstrous hurricane were documented expansively, especially through the medium of...