Check out this article about the need for increased transparency in African governments to combat environmental problems and economic issues related to extractive industries on the continent.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The success of the 350 project this Saturday has been great news. A lot of Ed’s work, certainly Curse of the Black Gold, has shown an active concern for the well-being of the global environment. We’re pleased to see that this incredible demonstration went so well.
“On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history. At over 5,200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.”
Thursday, October 22, 2009
There is great news out of Paris today. The Prix Pictet Award was announced and the photographer Nadav Kandar won the grand prize! Ed Kashi was the runner up with a commission to work with and document the efforts of Azafady, a UK charity and registered NGO, in Madagascar. We are still thrilled to have been shortlisted by the Prix Pictet, but we are extremely excited to be given the opportunity to work with Azafady.
The Prix Pictet is an extraordinarily prestigious prize that knows powerful art has a powerful impact. Their agenda is so focused, the panel of judges so impressive, that to be nominated is an honor. It is truly a league of its own. Saying we’re honored is not half hearted or out of ceremony: we are flattered. What is possibly more of an honor is for them to commission Ed, to acknowledge his work as forceful and partner with him to raise awareness about the environmental degradation in Madagascar and highlight solutions that are being initiated by Azafady.
Please follow this link to read more about what's ahead for Ed.
Thank You Pictet!
Thank you, London Times, as well, for the great coverage we received last Sunday before today's event. Below is the spread they published. It came out wonderfully.
Friday, October 2, 2009
On Monday, October 5th, the opening reception for the Through Your Lens: School Facilities Across America exhibit will be held in room SR-385 of the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. Featuring "powerful photos and vivid stories highlighting what’s great and what’s troubling about our nation’s public school buildings", the photographs will be displayed in the Russell Rotunda through Friday, October 9th.
Ed is honored to participate as a judge for this eye-opening exhibit. For more information, or to RSVP, please visit Through Your Lens.
Check out OPEN-i's "live webinar on advocacy photojournalism and human rights"!
Time: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, from 3pm to 5pm
For more details and to RSVP click on OPEN-i
And then two days later...
Join Ed at a book signing for THREE at ICP - International Center of Photography on October 16, 2009.
More details will be posted in the days ahead.
Just keep these event dates in mind!
Last night, October 1, marked the successful opening of San Francisco's Fifty Crows Gallery 2009-2010 exhibition season.
Ed's work Curse of the Black Gold and THREE will be on solo display from now until November 15, 2009.
Click here to learn more about Fifty Crows.
And when you're in the Bay area, make sure to visit the gallery - a must see!
ALSO - Another opening update : TennCare, Ed's collaborative effort with Talking Eyes Media, experienced online exhibition success in China.