Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. In addition to photography and filmmaking, Kashi is an educator and leading voice in photojournalism, documentary photography and visual storytelling.
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.
Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide, and his personal projects and editorial assignments, including 17 feature stories for National Geographic magazine, have been published in eight monographs.
In 2002, he and his wife, the filmmaker Julie Winokur, founded Talking Eyes Media; a nonprofit production company dedicated to social and geopolitical issues. In 2014, they began an innovative project with Rutgers University-Newark called Newest Americans, a storytelling project focused on the issue of immigration, and in 2017 received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant to continue the project for two more years.
The Ratner Distinguished Visiting Business Journalist Program brings a distinguished visitor each semester to Baruch College’s Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions.
Created with a gift from Forest City Ratner Companies and its founder and executive chairman Bruce Ratner, the program enables journalists to spend a week in residence, speaking in classes, mentoring students and meeting with the staff of Dollars & Sense, the department’s award-winning online magazine.