ED KASHI
ArchiveCategory

September 02, 2017

Visa pour L’image Festival in Perpignan, France

I am thrilled the announce that I will be exhibiting my work on Chronic Kidney Disease at the Visa pour l’image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France this September!   The annual Visa pour l’Image international photojournalism festival was established in 1989 in the entire city of Perpignan. The festival...

April 21, 2017

Facing An Epidemic: Exhibit, Panel Discussion & Fundraiser in Burlington, VT

Aubrey Roemer, Tom Laffay, & I are exhibiting our work on Chronic Kidney Disease at the Allen House of the University of Vermont on April 21st in support of advocacy for the effected workers.   The event is open to the public at 12pm Reception & panel discussions with the...

June 03, 2014

VII Featured Story: Nicaragua’s Sweet & Sour Epidemic

VII Photo Agency is currently highlighting two different photo essays by Ed Kashi on the epidemic of kidney disease in Nicaragua. One a collection of portraits, the other a series of reportage stills. These photo essays integrate work from all of Ed's previous trips to Nicaragua. See the full...

March 27, 2014

Fairfood Interview: “Photos That Are More Than Images”

Published today by Fairfood International, an interview with Ed Kashi (VII) describes his experience photographing the sugarcane workers affected by Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu) and their families. In 2013 Kashi traveled to Nicaragua, working with La Isla Foundation, to bring awareness to an epidemic that his...

March 03, 2014

Voxxi: An Interview with Ed Kashi

Published yesterday on Voxxi, an interview with Ed Kashi highlights the impact and urgency of Ed’s “Island of Widows” IndieVoic.es campaign, focusing on Nicaragua’s epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin. Discussing the increasing momentum of the disease, Ed is quoted “What’s really a concern now is that the disease has...

February 19, 2014

CDC Plans for Research on CKDu Epidemic

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) recently published an article on the upcoming research studies on the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu) amongst Nicaragua’s cane workers. To learn more about the epidemic and help find a solution, support Ed Kashi’s “Island of Widows” campaign....

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 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...

April 25, 2013

Solo La Caña

The Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu) epidemic is effecting nearly 70% of some communities of sugar cane workers in Nicaragua.  The resulting fatalities of CKDu have left many families without a father and many women without husbands. As a result the community of La Isla has been...