Archive for February 21, 2008

Photographer Ed Kashi Lecture/Workshop in San Francisco: February 28, March 1 & 2

Photojournalist and digital storyteller extraordinaire ED KASHI is giving a public lecture in San Francisco on February 28th at 7 p.m. hosted by the Multimedia Special Interest Group of the ASMP’s Northern California chapter, as well as a weekend workshop on March 1/2.

From the ASMP NoCal website:

“Ed Kashi is an award-winning still photographer who has expanded his scope in recent years to include multimedia. In 2006, he won the POYi Best Multimedia Feature Story or Essay award for, “The Sandwich Generation.” He co-created this sensitive and very personal piece with his wife, writer/filmmaker Julie Winokur, and collaborated with MediaStorm on the final production. Sandwich Generation is a great example of seamless integration of stills, video, and audio and Ed will probably have a lot of interesting comments about this project. Ed will also show and discuss some of his other projects and give his thoughts on some of the multimedia opportunities and pitfalls that lie ahead for the still photographer. Ed will also talk about how multimedia influences his planning and vision for new projects. Now living in New Jersey, it’s been some time since Ed has spoken in the Bay Area so we’ll be sure and leave plenty of time for audience questions too. You can see much more of Ed’s work on his website at:

Special Workshop Opportunity: Thanks to a collaboration with fotovision, on March 1-2, fotovision will offer a weekend workshop with Ed titled, “Documentary Photography and Storytelling in the Digital Age.” This workshop offers a great chance and a rare opportunity to learn from Ed Kashi in a relaxed, workshop setting. Space is limited so you’ll want to sign up soon on the fotovision website at And if fotovision is new to you, you’ll want to check out their website closely because they are a Bay Area treasure for documentary photographers.

About Ed:
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects have become the signatures of his award-winning work. Kashi’s complex imagery has been recognized for its compelling rendering of the human condition.

Born in New York City in 1957, Kashi graduated from Syracuse University in 1979 with a degree in photojournalism and has since photographed in over 60 countries. His images have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Time, MediaStorm, Ford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Geo, Newsweek, MSNBC.COM, and many other domestic and international publications.

Meeting Cost: $7 – ASMP members; $8 – full-time students with ID; $10 – General. (Fees used exclusively to cover MMSIG program costs)

Location: BlueSky Studios, 2325 3rd St., San Francisco CA.”


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Ann Fessler to Lecture at Simmons College in Boston: 7 p.m. on February 28

From the press release: Simmons College presents “The Girls Who Went Away,” a lecture and film screening by noted artist and author Ann Fessler, February 28th at 7 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway, in Boston. A reception will follow.

Fessler will screen her film “Along the Pale Blue River,” followed by a lecture on her work including a discussion of her book, “The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade.” In conjunction with the current gallery exhibit “Lost in Place,” the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College is hosting this special evening with Fessler.

Published by The Penguin Press in 2006, “The Girls Who Went Away” immediately garnered considerable critical praise from publications as diverse as “The Atlantic Monthly,” the “Washington Post,” the “San Francisco Chronicle,” and “People Magazine.” In 2006, the book was a finalist for the Circle Award for Nonfiction by the National Book Critics, and in 2007 it received the Media Award from the American Adoption Congress.

Fessler is the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her credits as an artist include having work in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. She resides in Rhode Island.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Simmons Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as part of the “Careers in the Liberal Arts” series.

Due to construction, parking is limited. For alternative options, visit the Simmons parking website. For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at 617-521-2268, or visit the Trustman Art Gallery website.”



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Lauren Greenfield to Lecture at UArts in Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m. on February 27

Lauren Greenfield will be speaking in Philadelphia next week as part of the University of the Arts “Paradigm Lecture Series.”

Free and open to the public: UArts’ CBS Auditorium, Terra Building, 8th Floor, 211 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

For more information: UArts Media Arts Department (215) 717-6300

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