Ed Kashi Lecture: It’s Personal – The Power of Visual Storytelling

Friday, January 31, 2014, at 7PM
General Admission $10; Students $5

Ed will share work from various projects spanning nearly two decades, with a focus on his most current work from the religious conflict in Northern Nigeria, the uses of social media and the power of advocacy journalism. His lecture will cover social and geopolitical issues, using video, multimedia, still photography and mobile photography.

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker, and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship with his subjects are signatures of his work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.
Since 2000 he has pioneered the movement to multimedia and filmmaking in photojournalism, producing the innovative Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook and award-winning short films and multimedia projects on geopolitics and social issues. An eight-year project completed in 2003, Aging in America: The Years Ahead, has created one of the most extensive visual archives on aging in the United States.
Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year 2010, a Prix Pictet 2010 Commission and honors from Communication Arts and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. He has made seven books, including Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta and THREE. Kashi’s latest book Photojournalisms, is a compilation of journal writings to his wife, done over a nearly 20-year period, from various locations around the world.

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