Intimacy and the Art of Visual Storytelling: An Evening with Photojournalist Ed Kashi

Sponsored by Continuing Studies


Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center
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Please note: There will be another Stanford event inside of CEMEX Auditorium from 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm. To accommodate the transition in between events, the auditorium doors will open at 7:15 pm for the Ed Kashi program. We thank you for your understanding.

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. In the digital age, we are deluged with visual information and an overabundance of images. What distinguishes Kashi’s work is the intimacy and complexity of his storytelling. This lecture will span a range of stories, issues, and approaches that represents the frontiers of visual storytelling, from smartphone photography to short documentary films. Kashi will discuss his work with Syrian refugees and the traumatic impact of oil in the Niger Delta, as well as stories closer to home about immigration and aging. 

Ed Kashi, Photojournalist; Filmmaker

Ed Kashi has received numerous awards, including Pictures of the Year International, Multimedia Photographer of the Year 2015, UNICEF’s Photo of the Year 2010, a Prix Pictet 2010 Commission, and honors from World Press Photo, Communication Arts, and American Photography. His images have been published and exhibited worldwide, and his personal projects and editorial assignments—including seventeen feature stories for National Geographic magazine— have been published in eight monographs. In 2002, he co-founded Talking Eyes Media, a nonprofit production company dedicated to social and geopolitical issues. His work can be viewed at

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Free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

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