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Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi is a critically acclaimed photojournalist who uses photography, filmmaking, and social media to explore geopolitical and social issues. A dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world, Kashi lectures frequently on visual storytelling, human rights, and the world of media.

A Contributing Photographer to the VII Foundation since 2010, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. His early adoption of hybrid visual storytelling has produced a number of influential short films and in 2015 he was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International.

His work has appeared in National Geographic, Open Society Foundations, The New Yorker, MSNBC, GEO, Human Rights Watch, MediaStorm, NBC.com, The New York Times Magazine, Oxfam, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and TIME. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide, receiving numerous awards and honors, and he has published nine books of his photography.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Ed Kashi

1in6by2030

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
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1in6by2030 is a multi-year, global visual storytelling project, involving photographers around the world. Launched in 2023 by Ed Kashi, Ilvy Njiokiktjien and Sara Terry, all contributing photographers to the VII Foundation, 1in6by2030 documents an unprecedented era in the history of humankind: by the year 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be over the age of 60.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Ed Kashi

The Enigma Room

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

In The Enigma Room, the art of coding transforms Ed Kashi’s extensive archive, playing with perception versus reality, the truth of the photograph versus the mystery of digital alchemy.

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MVP: The Millennium Villages Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

In 2015, the nations of the world agreed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and move humankind toward prosperity, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. Can United Nations goals actually make a difference? The evidence is powerful and encouraging.

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Newest Americans

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Recognizing Newark as a bellwether for the demographic future of the entire country, this project generates fresh narratives about our emerging majority-minority population and the nation it is transforming.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Ed Kashi

Sep 132017

OPENING NIGHT with Talking Eyes Media’s Newest Americans

“Newest Americans” reaches across media formats: documentary film, photography, fiction and nonfiction essays, podcasting and interactive storytelling.

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Sep 192015

An Evening with National Geographic

The evening will begin with photos and videos from the past 127 years—up to the most recent stories from National Geographic and their digital platforms including News, Your Shot, and Proof.

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Sep 292012

Photographs Not Taken

A fascinating discussion of photographers’ essays about failed attempts to make a picture.

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Jun 292012

Ed Kashi “Photojournalisms: Images and Journals from Ed Kashi’s New Book”

Kashi will discuss the evolution of this unique and personal project, shedding light on what it means to be balance the rigorous work of a traveling photojournalist while also raising a family.

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Jun 242012

Panel Discussion: The New Documentary

This panel discussion will explore where documentary photography is heading in the second decade of the 21st century.

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