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Art Focus Lecture | Intimacy and the Art of Visual Storytelling

Art Focus Lecture | Intimacy and the Art of Visual Storytelling


In the digital age, we are deluged with visual information and an overabundance of images. What distinguishes Ed Kashi's work is the intimacy and complexity of his storytelling. This lecture will span a range of stories, issues, and approaches that represent the frontiers of visual storytelling, from smartphone photography to short documentary films. The lecture will touch on such diverse issues as Syrian refugees and the impact of oil in the Niger Delta to stories closer to home about immigration and aging.

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist and filmmaker dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. He has received numerous awards, including International Multimedia Photographer of the year 2015, UNICEF's Photo of the Year 2010, and honors from World Press Photo, Communication Arts and American Photography. Kashi's 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.

Cantor Arts Center Auditorium

Pre-registration and Drop-in: $25 member|$30 non-member

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