Ed Kashi

 
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Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and geopolitical 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. He has received numerous awards, his 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.


What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

Jill Lepore’s These Truths is my current obsession for reading books. It details the history of the United States from the 1600's till today.
Favorite books of all time include The Fountainhead, Midnight's Children.

Most visited blogs, websites? : 

Pro Photo Daily
New York Times
Washington Post
The Guardian

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What apps do you use the most and why?

Instagram because it's my world of photography and visual storytelling
WhatsApp for communicating with people around the world
Slack for organizing discussion threads within my photo agency
Waze for driving
NYT and Washington Post for staying informed
Lyft for rides
Skype for communicating with people around the world and sharing screens for photo editing, etc

Whats currently on your playlist?

Anything by Lauryn Hill

What records would you recommend to hear?

Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

13th

Which artists working today do you admire most?

JR

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

Fleabag
Escape at Dannemora

Who are you following?

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me podcast

What tools do you use in your work?

Canon cameras for both stills and video
Fuji Cameras
Apple computers
iPad
iPhone
Photoshop
Lightroom
and the Adobe CC Suite

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What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

New York Times
Washington Post
Economist
New Yorker
Time
National Geographic
Mother Jones
California Sunday Magazine
Harper's
The Atlantic

What are your favorite gadgets?

Gap t-shirts
Scarpa sneakers/shoes
Peepers reading glasses

LINKS

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Portrait image by © Tomas van Houtryve