7 with VII: Fake News

Photographers Babajanyan, Bach, Gilbertson, Kashi, Njiokiktjien, Sobecki and Stanmeyer on fake news’ effects on photojournalism

We asked Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers to submit questions about fake news as it relates to photojournalism for the next installment of 7 with VII where VII photographers answer your seven questions. Read on for the answers from VII members Anush Babajanyan, Ashley Gilbertson, Ed Kashi, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Nichole Sobecki and John Stanmeyer, and VII Mentor Program photographer Arnau Bach.

The Unspoken Consequences of a Photojournalist's Life

"Be mindful of what can be lost when you let that consume you."

Ed Kashi, a documentary photographer and member of the VII Photo agency, writes about the challenges of balancing his professional and personal lives, highlighting the “residual impact” that a lonely profession spent documenting “pain, suffering, violence and death” can have on loved ones.

Q&A with photojournalist Ed Kashi: ‘Through social media, we can be our own publishers’

Ed Kashi talks Instagram and the changing fortunes of photography.

But we’ve lost a certain amount of care and rumination, space to think about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. I feel we’re all more than ever hamsters on a wheel – no matter what level of success or however well one might be doing, you’re just a different level of hamster.

7 with VII: All About Gear

Expert photographers on the lenses, notebooks and tools they carry

We asked Facebook, Instagram and Twitter followers to submit questions about gear for the second installment of 7 with VII. Read on for the 7 answers from VII’s Ron Haviv, Sim Chi Yin, Ashley Gilbertson, Arthur Bondar, Ed Kashi, Poulomi Basu and Sarker Protick

The Future of Photojournalism by Ed Kashi – The Eye of Photography

Photojournalism is in transition as a profession and remains an unorthodox career for most. It is certainly not a stable way of life. It has always been a competitive, challenging and dangerous career path, and today it’s never been more dangerous and it’s too often deadly. And it will never return to what it was. In some ways that’s refreshing and presents new opportunities to develop the medium artistically and find a newly relevant and more vibrant place in the expansive media landscape of the digital age.

Ed Kashi, Tim Matsui Win Top Multimedia Prizes at 2015 POYi | PDNPulse

Ed Kashi has won Multimedia Photographer of the Year honors at the 2015 Pictures of the Year International competition for his project called Syria’s Lost Generation, while Tim Matsui won Documentary Project of the Year for The Long Night, a film he produ

Ed Kashi has won Multimedia Photographer of the Year honors at the 2015 Pictures of the Year International competition for his project called Syria’s Lost Generation, while Tim Matsui won Documentary Project of the Year for The Long Night, a film he produced with MediaStorm about teenage prostitution.

PDN Video Pick: Ed Kashi and Matt Black for The New Yorker | PDNPulse

For PDN’s January 2015 print edition, we spoke with photographer Matt Black about the photo essay he made for The New Yorker about the drought in California’s Central Valley. Black, who lives in Exeter, California, has been documenting the valley—which pr

Kashi proposed that he would shoot motion, and Black would shoot stills, and Johnson was quickly on board. Sky Dylan-Robbins, a video producer at The New Yorker, would edit their work into the 7-minute video that ran on newyorker.com.

California: Paradise Burning

A video captures the historically severe drought in the state's normally fertile Central Valley.

Photographers Matt Black and Ed Kashi recently spent time with the farmers and shepherds of the Central Valley, documenting their ongoing struggles

Official Press Release Announcing APAD's Continued Awesomeness

What makes the APhotoADay listserv unique is community. Since 2001, I’ve watched people grow up on there. Find their voice. Come into their own. Some have grown from young college photographers into...

This year’s auction will be held online through Paddle 8 and includes photographs contributed by Ed Kashi, Vince Musi, Melissa Farlow, Randy Olson, Damon Winter, Todd Heisler, Ami Vitale and many, many other accomplished photographers. The auction will begin on September 2, 2014 and will end on September 16.

Inspirational Interview Packed Full of Useful Lighting and Photojournalism Tips

Photojournalist Ed Kashi has received many accolades over the course of his photojournalistic career, and in this short interview with Marc Silber, he

Photojournalist Ed Kashi has received many accolades over the course of his photojournalistic career, and in this short interview with Marc Silber, he shares some of what he’s learned about light and the art of photojournalism.

What's In Your Camera Bag?: Photojournalist Ed Kashi - Feature Shoot

What's the most unusual item in your camera bag? The headlamp. There are two things I've learned working in the field for more than 30 years—always have backups of your important gear and always be prepared for contingencies. So one contingency is being o

What is the one thing you would advise a photographer to carry with them at all times? Their wits, so they keep aware of their surroundings and find great images. In terms of gear, bring a camera you are comfortable using.

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More than two decades after photojournalist Ed Kashi documented Kurdish refugees streaming back from Iran and Turkey to their fractured homeland, he returned to the same patch of land to witness the impact of Syria’s unending civil war on what is being called a Lost Generation.

Helping a Fallen Freelancer - Ed Kashi

There are some iconic images that stick in our minds when we reflect on the past 11 years about Iraq. Perhaps footage of US contractors who were killed and dragged through the streets of Fallujah. Or George W. Bush ducking a flying shoe during a press con

There are some iconic images that stick in our minds when we reflect on the past 11 years about Iraq. Perhaps footage of US contractors who were killed and dragged through the streets of Fallujah. Or George W. Bush ducking a flying shoe during a press conference in Baghdad. Iraqi cameraman, Yasser Faisal Al-Joumaili is the source of these and many other resonant images from the Iraq war years.

A Chat with The Kashis: A Photojournalism Family Juggles Chaos and Calm

Ed Kashi’s story on northern Nigeria’s Islamic insurgency appears in the November issue of National Geographic magazine. His wife, Julie Winokur, is a writer/filmmaker, and co-founder of Talking Eyes Media. They have two children, Eli, 18, a college freshman, and Isabel, 15. In this edition of Conversations, National Geographic senior photo editor Alice Gabriner chats with the Kashi family about love, work, and finding the balance between the two.

It’ll Be Better Next Year

“Did it rain last night?” Cash Murdock, age eleven, asks his father. “Nope, no rain,” the forty-three-year-old rancher, Casey, replies. “Maybe tonight.” With this exchange, Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi introduce the small farming and ranching community in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, which was the epicenter of the Dust Bowl in the nineteen-thirties, and is presently experiencing the region’s worst drought in fifty years.

Ending The Stigma Of Incarceration (Part Three): A Conversation With Ed Kashi

Ronald Day en route to work, NYC. © Ed Kashi / VII Photo – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – R…

The way I look at this advocacy journalism, which is what I call it, is we gain access to subject we would otherwise have trouble getting access to. That’s number one. Number two, we’re doing it in cooperation with an organization that we know will disseminate the product to the policy makers and the people and organizations who can make a real difference and drive change – be it on a legislation for funding level

Ed Kashi’s Reflections on His Photos, in Diaries and Letters

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.