Ed Kashi is an acclaimed photojournalist, filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. In addition to editorial assignments, filmmaking, and personal projects, Kashi is a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world. He also participates in forums and lectures frequently on visual storytelling, human rights and the world of media. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are the signatures of his work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi’s has been recognized for its compelling rendering of the human condition.
Along with numerous awards, including honours from Pictures of the Year International, World Press Foundation, Communication Arts, and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide receiving numerous awards and honour.
“I TAKE ON ISSUES that stir my passions about the state of humanity and our world, and I deeply believe in the power of still images to change people’s minds.”
– Ed Kashi
Kashi says “I’m driven by this fact; that the work of photojournalists and documentary photographers can have a positive impact on the world. The access people give to their lives is precious as well as imperative for this important work to get done. Their openness brings with it a tremendous sense of responsibility to tell the truth but to also honour their stories.”
A leading voice in the photojournalism world, Kashi frequently lectures on a wide range of topics for arts institutions, universities, schools and professional organizations. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide, receiving numerous awards and honours. Through his editorial assignments and personal projects, Kashi has published nine books, including Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta, THREE, and Photojournalism.