Ed Kashi, Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age

Friday, February 8, 2013, 2:40 - 3:35 pm
All School Assembly - Eurythmy Room

Award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker Ed Kashi will present a retrospective of his work documenting the social and political issues that define our times.  A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are the signatures of his work.  Kashi's work has taken him from India, where a superhighway connecting the country’s largest cities symbolizes its economic growth, to Africa’s Niger Delta, where large oil reserves have proved to be more of a curse than a blessing to the local inhabitants.  He has also documented the plight of the Kurdish people, the lives of Jewish settlers in the West Bank and the strife between the Shiites and the Sunnis in Iraq.

Ed Kashi’s complex imagery has been recognized for its compelling rendering of the human condition. Along with numerous awards, including honors from Pictures of the Year International, World Press Foundation, Communication Arts, and American Photography, Kashi's images have been published and exhibited worldwide.   He graduated from Syracuse University in 1979 with a degree in photojournalism, he has since photographed in more than 60 countries.  His images have appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Time, MediaStorm, GEO, Newsweek, and many other domestic and international publications .  His editorial assignments and personal projects have generated seven books: Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta, THREE, PhotojournalismsAging in America: The Years AheadDenied: The Crisis of America's Uninsured, When the Borders Bleed:  The Struggle of the Kurds, and The Protestants:  No Surrender.
If you are a parent and would like to attend this lecture, please RSVP to Jessica Eicher at the high school.