Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator.
As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. Through his photography and filmmaking—along with his work as a mentor, teacher and lecturer—Kashi is a leading voice in the photojournalism and visual storytelling community. Kashi's innovative approach to photography and filmmaking has produced a number of influential short films and earned recognition by POYi as 2015's Multimedia Photographer of the Year. Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo, POYi, and other prestigious institutions, Kashi's images have been published and exhibited worldwide. He has produced eight books, including Photojournalisms, Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta, Aging in America: The Years Ahead, and THREE.