Ed KashiCo-Found & Director of Visuals, Newest Americans

Image: Co-Founder & Director of Visuals, Ed Kashi. co/ Ed Kashi/VII


Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and political issues of our times. A sensitive eye and intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and compelling rendering of the human condition. Through photography, filmmaking, mentoring, teaching, and lecturing, Kashi is a leading voice in the visual storytelling community.

Along with numerous awards from POYi, UNICEF, World Press Photo, American Photography, and other prestigious institutions, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide, in addition to generating eight books. Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking has produced a number of influential short films. In partnership with his writer and filmmaker wife, Julie Winokur, the non-profit Talking Eyes Media was founded in 2002, producing award-winning short films, exhibits, books, and multimedia pieces exploring social issues. Kashi is also on the Catchlight Foundation Board of Directors.