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 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. His newest book, Photojournalisms, has been recognized as a landmark book in the profession for its candid and personal view into the challenge of balancing the demands of the profession with maintaining a family. As companions to the book, he also produced an app and a short experimental film.
Photojournalist Ed Kashi documents income inequality in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Bangkok, Thailand.