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Plenary Session

Tuesday, May 21
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
Ballroom A One (Level 2)

Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator documenting the social and political issues of our times. A member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and compelling rendering of the human condition. Through his photography, filmmaking, mentoring, teaching, and lecturing, Kashi is a leading voice in the visual storytelling community.

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 full embrace of technology has led to creative social media projects for a range of clients including National Geographic, The New Yorker, and MSNBC. From implementing a unique visual approach 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.  Kashi is also on the Board of Directors of the Catchlight Foundation.

Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo, UNICEF, and other prestigious institutions, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. He has produced nine books, including Photojournalisms, Curse of the Black Gold, Aging in America, and THREE.