“Ed Kashi: Advocacy Journalism” pop-up exhibit at Syracuse University Museum of Art October 25-30


A special pop-up exhibit featuring the photographs of acclaimed photojournalist, filmmaker, lecturer and educator Ed Kashi ’79 will be on view at the Syracuse University Museum of Art October 25-30. The exhibit will travel to the Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University’s Lubin House following its presentation at the museum, where it will be on view from December 5 through April 27, 2023.

Ed Kashi “Uchapalli, India”, 2016 (courtesy of the artist)

Featuring 15 photographs recently donated to the museum by the artist, this exhibition examines Kashi’s practice of what he calls “advocacy journalism.” It highlights three projects, ranging from topics ranging from aging in America, to oil in the Niger Delta, to the global epidemic of chronic kidney disease. In each of these works, Kashi portrays individuals with great sensitivity and compassion. Through his creative framing and compelling method of visual storytelling, Kashi seeks to instill a sense of hope in the viewer.

Curated by the museum’s acting chief curator Melissa Yuen, the week-long special exhibition will be accompanied by programming including an educational workshop and a lunchtime talk, both with the artist, in the temporary exhibition space. All programs are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required for the educational workshop and information is available on the museum’s website.
This exhibition and related programs are organized in conjunction with The Newhouse School’s Alexia 2022 Fall Workshop and are co-sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement, Newhouse School of Public Communications and Light Work, and supported in part by the Robert B Menschel ’51, Photographic collection H’91.

Ed Kashi is a renowned photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker and educator who has been creating images and telling stories for 40 years. His relentless creativity has continually put him at the forefront of new approaches to visual storytelling. Dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times, a sensitive eye and an intimate, compassionate relationship with his subjects are the signatures of his intense and ruthless work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and compelling portrayal of the human condition.

Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking has produced a number of influential short films and was recognized by the POYi Awards as Multimedia Photographer of the Year 2015. Kashi’s embrace of technology has leads to creative social media projects for clients such as National Geographic, The New Yorker and MSNBC. From implementing a unique approach to photography and filmmaking in his 2006 Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook to groundbreaking coverage of Hurricane Sandy for TIME in 2012, Kashi continues to create captivating imagery and engage with the world in new ways.

Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo, POYi, CommArts and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited around the world. His editorial missions and personal projects have generated eleven books. In 2002, Kashi, in partnership with his wife, writer and filmmaker Julie Winokur, founded Talking Eyes Media. The non-profit enterprise has produced numerous award-winning short films, exhibitions, books and multimedia pieces that explore important social issues.

Educational workshop
Oct. 24, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Co-hosted by Ed Kashi and Kate Holohan, Curator of University Education and Outreach, this workshop will provide faculty and graduate students at Syracuse University with key information and educational tools that will help them teach with the Kashi’s work as well as with related objects in the museum’s collection. Prior registration is required.

Noon Lecture: Ed Kashi ’79
Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m.
Listen to Kashi talk about his work. Places are limited to 25 people, first come, first served.

Members of the media, please contact Emily Dittman, Associate Director of the Syracuse University Art Museum, at [email protected], for more information or to schedule a visit.


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