Sunday, January 31, 2010

What is America Doing about Energy???

Why are we abdicating leadership on these technologies of the present and most certainly the future??? What is wrong with America? We should be seeing a consortium of energy companies, banks, government and entrepreneurs piercing ahead with solar panels and wind turbines. This should be considered unacceptable by the American electorate and people! Read this NYT article to see what's happening under our noses. I am not writing this as a jingoist, merely as someone who values America's health as a nation and society, wanting to see it continue to lead in positive ways and continue to innovate and create jobs and contribute to the world's betterment.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Promising Azafady Update

Some might remember the Prix Pictet event from the end of last year when Ed was commissioned to do work for Azafady

Yesterday we were alerted to a great report posted on the Azafady website that gives us a peek into what must be an extraordinary experience and I’m sure a equally moving body of work.

Here’s an early look at what to expect from the project:

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Monday, January 18, 2010

"Follow the Money"

Check out this Talking Eyes Media produced short on Oxfam America's website. The 2 minute call-to-action video showcases animations from leftchannel and still photos from Ed Kashi.

Oxfam America


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Antrim Caskey and the upcoming book, "Dragline"

Just before the Climate Summit in Copenhagen last month, we suggested a few specific websites to keep an eye on. The first was about the summit itself, the second was the collaboration of multiple photojournalists to promote climate activism, and the third was a great project by Chad Stevens called “The Coal War”. But there was a fourth.

Appalachia: A Land and People Under Threat” by Antrim Caskey.

Today, Appalachia Watch, Caskey’s long-term media project on this topic, and Climate Ground Zero, the campaign she primarily works with, announced the upcoming release of Dragline her long awaited photo-book. Dragline will feature 74 pages that document the harsh reality behind the scandal of Mountain Top Removal coal mining that is ravaging the Appalachian Mountains.

We strongly urge you to buy her book, or contribute in any way you can to her and Climate Ground Zero’s cause.


Friday, January 1, 2010

USA Book News

For those interested in getting their books more notice and utilized in other areas besides photography/art/media, check this listing out. My book on the Niger Delta, Curse of the Black Gold, was selected for last year's list and it's easy to submit your book. Check this out. Remember, we must find alternatives ways and worlds to present our work to have a more lasting and expansive impact on the other words, get out of the "photo ghetto!"....Happy New Year to all! USA Book News