FROM THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS TO THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT:
PHOTOJOURNALISM AND ADVOCACY
Moderator: Geri Migielicz
ABOUT THE EVENT
Join us for an evening of great photography.
World-renowned photographer, Ed Kashi, will present his work in photojournalism and advocacy covering leading stories from around the world. Moderator Geri Migielicz will follow up with an interview and Q&A with the audience. Book signing & light refreshments will conclude the event.
ABOUT ED KASHI
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker, and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition.
As the photography world continues to evolve, Kashi welcomes the industry’s constant innovations. His early adoption of hybrid visual storytelling has produced a number of influential short films and most recently, earned recognition by the POYi Awards as 2015’s Multimedia Photographer of the Year. Kashi’s full embrace of technology has led to creative social media projects for a range of clients including National Geographic, Open Society Foundations, The New Yorker, and MSNBC. From implementing a unique approach to photography and filmmaking in his 2006 Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook, to revolutionary Instagram coverage of Hurricane Sandy for TIME Magazine in 2012, Kashi continues to create compelling imagery and engage with the world in new ways.
“I take on issues that stir my passions about the state of humanity and our world, and I deeply believe in the power of still images to change people’s minds. I’m driven by this fact; that the work of photojournalists and documentary photographers can have a positive impact on the world. The access people give to their lives is precious as well as imperative for this important work to get done. Their openness brings with it a tremendous sense of responsibility to tell the truth but to also honor their stories.”
ABOUT GERI MIGIELICZ
Geri Migielicz is the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism at Stanford University, teaching multimedia in the Graduate Program in Journalism. Geri is co-founder and executive editor of the multimedia production studio Story4. She was Director of Photography at the San Jose Mercury News from 1993 to 2009. Under Geri’s tenure, the Mercury News won major awards for photo editing and for multimedia. Geri was executive producer of a 2007 national News and Documentary Emmy Award-winning web documentary, Uprooted, for mercurynews.com. She was on the leadership team for the coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake that won a 1990 Pulitzer Prize in general news reporting for the Mercury News. She is a 2013 inductee to the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame.
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Palo Alto Photography Forum hosts photojournalist Ed Kashi in its initial lecture
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by Kristin Little Photography
March 25th, 2016
Mitchell Park Community Center
El Palo Alto Room
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA