San Francisco, California, USA, 1981. © Ed Kashi

Abandoned Moment – Ed Kashi

Learn and practice the philosophy of the abandoned moment on your home turf in this intermediate photography course.
with Ed Kashi

Get comfortable with chaos in this freestyle street photography workshop taught by award-winning photojournalist Ed Kashi.


“If the decisive moment reflects reality in tune with the photographer’s intuition, flawlessly combining composition and timing, then the abandoned moment is the consequence of a fractional instant of surrender.”

— Ed Kashi


In this technical and philosophical workshop, you will learn to dance with your camera, navigating challenging scenarios with confidence and nuance. Ed will share his work, photographic approaches, and valuable feedback on your photography as you progress. You will come away from this workshop with the skills to illustrate a visual story capturing the spirit of the moment.

This course is structured around the practices illustrated in Kashi’s latest monograph, Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter to Photography.


                           All photographs © Ed Kashi


Day-by-Day Class Schedule

Tuesday, January 17, 4–8PM: Introduction to street photography, exploring the abandoned moment, and a tutorial on the topic.

Monday, January 23, 1PM–6PM: Share your progress with the group and get feedback on your selections. Additionally Ed will be available for one-on-one discussion.

Saturday, January 28, 11AM–3PM: In-person group critique with student prints (5 min, 10 max), additional tips & workshop wrap-up.


Workshop presented by The Image Flow Photography Center, providing photography classes, custom printing services, and fine art reproductions.


Instructor Bio

Ed Kashi is a prolific photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker and educator who has been making images and telling stories for 40 years. His restless creativity has continually placed him at the forefront of new approaches to visual storytelling. Dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times, a sensitive and compassionate eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his intense and unsparing work. 

Along with numerous awards from POYi, UNICEF, World Press Photo, American Photography, and other institutions, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide, in addition to generating eleven books. Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking has produced a number of influential short films. In partnership with his writer and filmmaker wife, Julie Winokur, the non-profit Talking Eyes Media was founded in 2002, producing award-winning short films, exhibits, books, and multimedia pieces exploring social issues. Kashi is also on the Catchlight Foundation Board of Directors.


                           All photographs © Ed Kashi


For more information about Ed Kashi’s book, Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter to Photography, please join us at The Image Flow for his lecture on Saturday, January 7, 2022 at 4:00PM.


Various days
January 17 – January 28, 2023
See schedule for times


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  • Digital camera with manual controls (DSLR or mirrorless)
  • Working knowledge of camera and Lightroom or Photoshop

Who Should Take This Workshop

This photography workshop is for intermediate to advanced photographers ages 16 or older, who want to refine or reframe their photography practice.

Pertinent Details

  • Maximum ten (10) students
  • Ages 16 and older (Must have a driver’s license)

Workshop Fee Includes

  • Intro lecture on Ed Kashi’s approach to The Abandoned Moment
  • Group critique of workshop images/prints
  • Midpoint progress check before final critique selections
  • Five 11 x 17 class prints on Epson Premium Luster photo paper
  • Additional class prints (up to 10 total) will be discounted to $12 each


The Image Flow Photography Center
328 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA
Located in Marin County CA, in the bay area just north of San Francisco.

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