Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. 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, which has been shown in film festivals and museums around the world, 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 PoYi, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year 2010, a Prix Pictet commission in the same year, 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.