Upcoming Exhibition at Montclair Art Museum: Ed Kashi - Abandoned Moments

February 27, 2024 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography


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Ed Kashi: Abandoned Moments

MARCH 22-MAY 19, 2024

For Ed Kashi, the abandoned moment is the consequence of a fractional instant of surrender. The photographs in this exhibition, made over a 40-year period across four continents and in both black and white and color, reveal glimpses of transitory events filled with frenetic energy–the chaos of everyday life. Embodying photography’s intrinsic power, they preserve moments that can never occur again in exactly the same time and space. In these photographs, geometry, mood, and possibility unite to create something new and magical, capturing the untamed energy of a moment with abandon. 


black and white photograph of 2 women in white head coverings and white dresses leaving a building in Armenia, Columbia

ARMENIA, COLOMBIA, 1981, From Ed Kashi Abandoned Moments. Archival pigment print, 20 x 24 in. Photograph courtesy of 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 with his subjects are signatures of his intense and unsparing work. As a member of VII Photo, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.

Along with numerous journalism and photography awards and commissions, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. His photographs are in the collections of a number of major museums, including the George Eastman House, the International Center of Photography, the Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. His editorial assignments and personal projects have generated fourteen books.

Kashi is also a noted teacher, running photography workshops and master classes across the world. He will be offering a master workshop through the Yard School of Art beginning on April 7.

This exhibition, consisting of 29 photographs, is organized by MAM’s Executive Director, Ira Wagner. 

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