The Raw Society
Guest mentor Ed Kashi is a critically acclaimed photojournalist who uses photography, filmmaking and social media to explore geopolitical and social issues.
A dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world, Kashi lectures frequently on visual storytelling, human rights and the world of media.
A member of VII Photo Agency since 2010, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. His early adoption of hybrid visual storytelling has produced a number of influential short films and in 2015 he was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year.
His work has appeared in National Geographic, Open Society Foundations, The New Yorker, MSNBC, GEO, Human Rights Watch, MediaStorm, NBC.com, New York Times Magazine, Oxfam, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and TIME magazine. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide, receiving numerous awards and honors, and he has published nine books of his photography. Photo by Tomas Van Houtryve