I am preparing to be in Washington, DC this Tuesday, March 3, for a short lecture to open a week long symposium being held by the World Bank at it's Washington, DC headquarters. There will also be a small exhibition of 7 very large prints of my work from the Niger Delta presented in the vaulting atrium of their headquarters. If anyone is in DC this week, please come and check it out. The theme of the week's event is about improving transparency, reducing flaring and addressing the pressing needs of oil producing countries around the world.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I am in San Diego this week for an opening and series of lectures on my work from the Niger Delta. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours talking to high school and college students, as well as members of the public, about my work, the issues revolving around it and as usual it evolved to part civics lesson, history lesson and diatribe about how oil is not sustainable, how we must conserve energy and come to understand our connection to the plight of the people of the Niger Delta. The students asked excellent questions and seemed to respond powerfully to the images and my words. This work next opens at the Noorderlicht Gallery in Groningen, Netherlands and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in early March. Please check out my blogs and the info-news section of my website, Ed Kashi to keep track of where this work is going next.
My commitment to advocacy journalism and the belief that our work can have a meaningful impact on people's minds and public debate is embodied in this project and energizes me to forge against the tide of concern and darkness about our profession. We must keep the faith and realize that the world wants stories and needs to know!
Read what the student newspaper has to say:
The Mesa Press
Starting this week, Livebooks will be presenting a blog site for photographers that I will be a contributor to. My first blog post, from India, has just gone up and there will be more to follow in the coming days, weeks and months. Click on the link below to get involved and let me know what you think.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Here's another chance to check out Curse along with other exhibits spotlighting global issues of concern that impact us all. "SocialDocumentary.net is a new website for photographers, NGOs, journalists, editors, and students to create and explore documentary websites investigating critical issues facing the world today."
Check out Ed's Exhibit