Ed Kashi has been photographing Syria for 20 years. He has seen it change in some ways but, as a journalist, he still feels he operates under a cloud.
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker. He spoke with Lens last summer about “Three,” his book of triptychs. (“Kashi, Kashi, Kashi,” June 19, 2009.) His other books include “Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta” and “Aging in America: The Years Ahead.” His work often appears in National Geographic. The interview, by James Estrin, has been condensed somewhat and edited for clarity.
Ed Kashi’s new book “Witness Number 8: Photojournalisms” (Nazraeli Press 2012) is a collection of images, diary entries and letters to his wife, Julie Winokur. Mr. Kashi spoke about the book with James Estrin this month at the National Press Photographers Association’s Northern Short Course in Fairfax, Va. Their conversation has been edited.