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 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...

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...