Ed Kashi

Filmmaker, Photographer

Ed Kashi is an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker who has produced 17 stories for National Geographic magazine and worked in over 90 countries. 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. One of his innovative approaches to photography and filmmaking is his acclaimed Iraqi Kurdistan flipbook that uses still images in a moving-image format. As a member of the prestigious VII Photo Agency, Ed has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. His images have been published and exhibited worldwide, and his editorial assignments and personal projects have generated nine monographs of his photographic work. Ed is a pioneer in multimedia, having worked in video and film for nearly two decades. He has also been on the forefront of using mobile photography and the Instagram platform, both as a photojournalist on assignments and for personal projects. In 2011, he produced a multimedia piece on the effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam that won the UNICEF Photo of the Year and a World Press award. Ed’s work has earned numerous other honors, including from Pictures of the Year International (named Multimedia Photographer of the Year for 2014), Communication Arts, and American Photo Magazine. Ed is also an accomplished educator who instructs and mentors students of photography, participates in forums, and lectures on photojournalism, documentary photography, and multimedia storytelling. With his wife, filmmaker Julie Winokur, they founded Talking Eyes Media—a non-profit production company dedicated to social and geo political issues. In 2014, they began an innovative project with Rutgers University-Newark called Newest Americans, a storytelling project focused on the issue of immigration, and in 2017, they received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant to continue the project.