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Ed Kashi  Photojournalist, filmmaker, educator, lecturer. Member VII Photo, NatGeo contributor, CoFounder of Talking Eyes Media and curious as ever.


Sleeping worker in #benin after a long, hot day in Cotonou. @viiphoto #iphone7 #documentary #photojournalism #nightphotography

Looking for something in the heat of #benin #africa #westafrica @viiphoto #iphone7

Happy International Women’s Day! Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Nicaragua, 2014. These women pose for a portrait in the cane fields where they work to support their families because either their husbands or brothers have died or gotten sick from CKDu.
Great families often begin with a great woman. Julie Winokur with @isakashi and @ekashi_ at home in 2007.
My lovely wife, Julie, in the Hudson Valley in 2013. #WearRedDay ##InternationalWomensDay #CelebrateWomen #BeBoldForChange
This local women’s organization in Pakistan began in 1984 and meets weekly to discuss local issues, like saving money to invest in village agricultural projects which generate income.
Happy International Women’s Day! Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Celebrating the two most important ladies in my life, today and every day! Julie Winokur and @isakashi in Colombia last summer. #InternationalWomensDay #CelebrateWomen #BeBoldForChange

Swimming pool outside my hotel in Cotonou #benin #onassignment #iphone7 @viiphoto

Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto February 27, 2017
The tranquil waters of this highland lake are flanked by high mountains and in the mists of dawn there is a quality of light and a quiet serenity that many visitors describe as mystic.

A traditional fisherman works in the early morning on Inle Lake, Myanmar’s second-largest freshwater lake and a candidate for World Heritage Site status. There are small villages along the banks with Buddhist temples, one-hut schools and bustling markets. Many houses rest on stilts above the waterline. There are floating vegetable farms. And the fishermen propel long, wooden skiffs by balancing at the back of the boat and wrapping their leg around a single oar as they push through the still waters with a unique motion that has become the symbol of the local Intha tribe.

Inle Lake is a complex ecosystem. It is ranked among Myanmar’s top tourist destinations, but under a military regime spurned by much of the world, visitors were rare. Then, three years ago, when a civilian government replaced a half century of iron-fisted rule, change in Myanmar — and the lake — began to accelerate.

Deforestation, excessive use of fertilizers and climate change are threatening Myanmar’s second-largest lake and its residents, making the situation an environmental catastrophe in the making. Overfishing, deforestation on its shores, an excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers and toxic waste and sedimentation are choking the lake, which forms a valuable ecosystem. The effects of #climatechange have worsened the situation. Now, a UN-funded campaign, is working together with the lake’s residents to reverse the damage. #lakeinle #Burma #Myanmar #waterissues #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #environmentalism

A tourist pauses in the incredible Shwedogan Pagoda in #Yangon Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto in Myanmar #onassignment #burma #photojournalism #documentary #dailylife #asia #newyorkerphotography

Good morning from #Myanmar , where I’ll be posting for the #newyorkerphoto this week while traveling through parts of this fascinating country. I am @edkashi, a member of @viiphoto based in the New York area, and I’ll be conducting a workshop with the a great group of folks, allowing the magic of #photography to open doors of perception and pathways of greater understanding. This is a time we need more of this than ever, reaching out to new people, taking the time to learn about their lives, our shared concerns and joys. In this image a spiky haired youth watches commuting boats crossing the #Yangon #River at dusk in the city of Yangon, formerly known as #Rangoon . Please stay tuned this week from what was formerly known as #Burma #onassignment #photojournalism #documentary #dailylife #asia

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