While on recent assignments throughout the world, I’ve made iPhone images in many locations â€“ from Burma to Nicaragua, Nigeria, Paris, Aspen, and back home to the New York/New Jersey area. Together these images capture the essence of daily ruminations, observations and ultimately sketches of a photographer’s life and eye at work. Seen in a 4-image grid format, they represent a personal visual diary of what I have seen, both on assignment or just living my life. Whether resembling each other in content, color or composition, these images speak of the connectedness of humanity on the streets of the world.
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist 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. In addition to editorial assignments, filmmaking and personal projects, Kashi is an educator who instructs and mentors students of photography, participates in forums and lectures on photojournalism, documentary photography and multimedia storytelling. Along with numerous awards, including Second Prize Contemporary Issues Singles in the 2011 World Press Photo Contest, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year 2010, a Prix Pictet 2010 Commission and honors from Pictures of the Year International, Communication Arts and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide, and his editorial assignments and personal projects have generated seven books.
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.