Weekend Workshop with Photojournalist Ed Kashi
Take a 2 day Workshop with Ed Kashi in an exciting one time only event!
Saturday, February 1st, 9-5 pm & Sunday, February 2nd, 9-3 pm 2014
General: $675, Students: $600
Learn From A Master
Spend the morning of Saturday, February 1st, with Kashi and the workshop participants sharing work and discussing a wide range of topics and issues related to photojournalism, documentary photography, the role of photography in social media and just about anything under the sun. In the afternoon, head out for a shoot in Sausalito, covering the various aspects of this idyllic town set on the Bay, with tourists, locals, colorful shops and street life.
Then spend Sunday, February 2nd reviewing the participants work in an engaging and challenging group critique, continuing the conversation on topics such as advocacy journalism, working with NGOs and Foundations, capturing motion and audio, and developing a voice with your imagery. You can use any capture device of your liking, including a mobile device.
By Monday morning you’ll be asked to submit your favorite 5 images, from which Ed will produce a blog post with your images and a short bio, plus upload at least one of your images to the VII Instagram feed.
Local lodging options can be found on our Links page.
Friday, January 31st at 7pm
Ed Kashi Lecture: It’s Personal: The Power of Visual Storytelling
Ed will share work from various projects spanning nearly two decades, with a focus on his most current work from the religious conflict in Northern Nigeria, the uses of social media and the power of advocacy journalism. His lecture will cover social and geopolitical issues, using video, multimedia, still photography and mobile photography.
Watch a youtube clip of Ed talking about Photojournalism!
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.
“ 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. 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 honor their stories. ”
Since 2000 he has pioneered the movement to multimedia and filmmaking in photojournalism, producing the innovative Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook and award winning short films and multimedia projects on geopolitics and social issues. Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking produced the Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook in 2006, which has been shown in film festivals and museums around the world. 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 Pictures of the Year International, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year 2010, a Prix Pictet 2010 Commission 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.
“Ed Kashi is intelligent, brave and compassionate. He always understands the nuances of his subjects. He fearlessly goes where few would venture. And he sympathetically captures the soul of each situation. Ed is one of the best of a new breed of photojournalistic artists. ” David Griffin, Visuals Editor, The Washington Post