Tag: Ed Kashi

Deadline March 31st: Joy of Giving Something Juried Photography Competition

Forward Thinking Museum
Joy of Giving Something Juried Photography Competition
Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Free for 3 images.

Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) established in 2009 an ongoing international quarterly contest that encourages artists to share their unique perspective.

  • Quarterly winners will receive $1,000 and their work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Forward Thinking Museum.
  • Annual winners will receive the JGS Artist Award in the amount of $5,000 and their work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the FTM.
  • All entries must exemplify a “Forward Thinking” frame of mind and be accompanied by a brief artist statement.

Hope. Passion. Resilience. Change. Words like these often fail to capture the ineffable bounty of the human spirit without devolving swiftly into banality or cliche. The artists supported by the Forward Thinking Museum transcend language itself; they capture in the click of a shutter, in the composition of a moment, the fullness of what it means to be a part of humanity.

We at the Forward Thinking Museum seek to support visual artists who use their talents not just to expose the harsh realities of the present, but rather to engage with the future. We espouse neither manifesto nor doctrine, instead welcoming diverse view points of artists –both professionals and amateurs – each holding strong to a vision, images far stronger than words: not of the world as it is, but of the world as it could be.  –Forward Thinking Museum Frame of Mind

Phillip S. Block, Director of Education & Deputy Director of Programs at the International Center of Photography
Karen Sinsheimer, curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Ed Kashi, Award winning Photojournalist, Filmmaker, and Educator

Click here to submit.


Deadline March 15th: PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist

Call for Entries: Award for the Emerging Photojournalist
Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST
Application fee: $10

“PROOF knows that emerging photojournalists want to do meaningful projects related to human rights and social justice issues but oftentimes don’t have the funds or connections to do so. For this reason, we’re offering an award to help an emerging photojournalist jump-start their project by providing funding and support from the media community.

Leora Kahn, Executive Director of PROOF, Ed Kashi of VII, Amy Yenkin from the Open Society Foundations, and Ann Friedman the Executive Editor of GOOD.

The selected photojournalist will receive USD $2500 to put toward their project. The final three candidates will have their work showcased through GOOD. Second and third place finalists will also have the opportunity for a portfolio review with Jamie Wellford of Newsweek.  In addition to the financial award, the winner will also:

  • Have the opportunity to directly submit their work to Ed Kashi for review, guidance and feedback, for a period of six months.
  • Have their work featured on PROOF’s website.
  • Receive a portfolio and project consultation from Human Rights Watch, a New York based non-profit.

Application Guidelines

  • Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words)
  • Project proposal and budget summary (maximum 500 words)
  • Portfolio of 10-12 photographs that demonstrate your commitment to human rights and social justice issues
  • Resume or CV
  • Application fee of USD $10.00 made payable to PROOF: Media for Social Justice

Submit your application on line here.

September 15th, NYC: Opening Reception and Discussion with Stephen Mayes for “Eye Contact” by Ed Kashi

VII Photo Agency

© 2011 Ed Kashi

Opening Reception for Eye Contact by Ed Kashi
Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Featuring a discussion with Stephen Mayes and Ed Kashi at 7:00

“Ed Kashi talks to Stephen Mayes about some surprising discoveries made while re-editing several decades of work as an eminent photojournalist.
Pictures of people reacting to the camera are often discarded as uncomfortable reminders that the photojournalist’s camera can be an intrusion into the world it observes. These previously unseen images pulled from Kashi’s outtakes reveal the world looking right back at him, directly engaging us with his subjects in an array of spontaneous responses to the camera. The pictures are startling in their honesty, telling us much about the subjects and even more about the photographer and the practice of photojournalism. Kashi and Mayes will discuss the exhibition and the questions it raises about the assumed neutrality and invisibility of the photographer, our own role as viewers and the assumptions we make about the world as we see it in photographs.”

VII Gallery
28 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York  [map]

March 31 and April 2, Boston: Visual Storytelling Lecture (31st) and Seminar (2nd) with Ed Kashi at the PRC

Thursday, March 31st, lecture at the Photographic Resource Center.

Co-Sponsored with the Boston University College of Communications

BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 313
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Members: $10 | Non-members: $15 | Students: $5

No charge for students of PRC member institutions

AND: Ten lucky people will spend a day with Ed Kashi!  A very special day.  Not to be missed!

Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography Projects: INTENSIVE SEMINAR with ED KASHI
Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BU College of Arts and Sciences, Room 326
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Class size: 15
Members: $95 | Non-members: $140
Click here to register

“The digital age gives documentary photographers and photojournalists extraordinary new ways to tell stories with greater authorship and control. This seminar will allow you to share your work in an intimate session and learn how to create a personal documentary project for publication, books, exhibitions, and websites. The seminar will emphasize developing personal vision and unique styles. Kashi will use as examples some of his personal projects, including his seminal work on Aging in America and recent work on the Kurds in Iraq, India, and the Niger Delta for National Geographic. He will show how to develop an idea, get funding, get access, determine your goals, and most importantly disseminate your work to create an impact on the subject, issue, and society. Attendees will be expected to bring up to 20 images or a 3-minute multimedia piece for a group critique during the workshop.”


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