‘Ed Kashi: Advocacy Journalism’ Pop-Up Exhibition on Display at Syracuse University Art Museum Oct. 25-30

October 19, 2022 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

Via Syracuse University

October 19, 2022

A special pop-up exhibition featuring the photography of renowned photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator Ed Kashi ’79 will be on view at the Syracuse University Art Museum Oct. 25-30. The exhibition will travel to the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University Lubin House after its presentation at the museum, where it will be on view Dec. 5-April 27, 2023.

Featuring 15 photographs recently gifted to the museum by the artist, this exhibition considers Kashi’s practice of what he terms “advocacy journalism”. It highlights three projects, ranging in subjects from aging in America, to oil in the Niger Delta, to the global epidemic of chronic kidney disease. In each of these bodies of work, Kashi depicts individuals with great sensitivity and compassion. Through his creative framing and compelling method of visual storytelling, Kashi seeks to instill a sense of hope in the viewer.

Organized by museum interim chief curator Melissa Yuen, the special weeklong exhibition will be accompanied by programming, including a teaching workshop and a lunchtime lecture, both with the artist, in the pop-up exhibition space. All programs are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required for the teaching workshop and information is available on the museum website.

This exhibition and related programs are organized in conjunction with the Newhouse School’s 2022 Alexia Fall Workshop and is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement, Newhouse School of Public Communications and Light Work, and supported in part by the Robert B. Menschel ’51, H’91 Photography Fund.

About the Artist

Ed Kashi is a renowned photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker and educator who has been making images and telling stories for 40 years. His restless creativity has continually placed him at the forefront of new approaches to visual storytelling. Dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times, a sensitive eye and an intimate and compassionate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his intense and unsparing work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.

Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking has produced a number of influential short films and earned recognition by the POYi Awards as 2015’s Multimedia Photographer of the Year. Kashi’s embrace of technology has led to creative social media projects for clients including National Geographic, The New Yorker and MSNBC. From implementing a unique approach to photography and filmmaking in his 2006 Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook, to paradigm shifting coverage of Hurricane Sandy for TIME in 2012, Kashi continues to create compelling imagery and engage with the world in new ways.

Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo, POYi, CommArts and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. His editorial assignments and personal projects have generated eleven books. In 2002, Kashi, in partnership with his wife, writer and filmmaker Julie Winokur, founded Talking Eyes Media. The nonprofit company has produced numerous award-winning short films, exhibits, books and multimedia pieces that explore significant social issues.

Ed Kashi is represented by Monroe Gallery, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For any print sales, please contact info@monroegallery.com.

Special Events

Teaching Workshop

Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m.

Co-taught by Ed Kashi and Kate Holohan, curator of education and academic outreach, this workshop will provide Syracuse University faculty and graduate students with key information and pedagogical tools that will help them to teach with Kashi’s work as well as with related objects in the Museum’s collection. Advance registration is required.

Lunchtime Lecture: Ed Kashi ’79

Oct. 25, 12:15-1 p.m.

Hear Kashi speak about his work. Space is limited to 25 people, first come, first served. 

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