Ed Kashi is a critically acclaimed, award-winning photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator who, for nearly 40 years, has dedicated himself to documenting many of the social and geopolitical issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. A member of the VII Agency since 2010, Kashi has been recognised for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.
In addition to editorial assignments, filmmaking, and personal projects, he is a mentor to students of photography and an active participant in forums and lectures on photojournalism, documentary photography, and multimedia. His early adoption of hybrid visual storytelling has produced a number of influential short films. Additionally, his editorial assignments and personal projects have generated eight books, including Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta, THREE, and Witness Number 8: Photojournalisms.
In 2002, Kashi, in partnership with his wife, the writer and filmmaker, Julie Winokur, founded Talking Eyes Media, a non-profit company which has subsequently produced numerous award-winning short films, exhibits, books, and multimedia pieces that explore significant social issues. They are currently engaged in a 5-year storytelling project with Rutgers University in Newark called Newest Americans, focused on immigration, for which they recently received a two year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ed Kashi is on the judging panel for Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2019.