The Griffin Museum in partnership with the Social Documentary Network is thrilled to host photographer Ed Kashi to celebrate his new book, Abandoned Moments, A Love Letter to Photography. Please join us online in the Griffin Zoom Room for a lecture and book signing for the book’s launch on Tuesday, May 24th from 7 – 8.30 PM EST.
Glenn Ruga, founder and director of the Social Documentary Network will moderate a conversation with Ed Kashi and scholar, educator and curator Alison Nordström, who wrote the introduction. Nordström will join in the conversation with Ed about his journey of creativity and reflect on the intersection between the intentional and unplanned elements within Kashi’s work. In the introduction, Nordström writes, “By returning to his archive, long after the images have lost their primary relevance and immediate use, he re-inserts his voice, heart, and intellect into a world of pictures from which he had once intentionally concealed his presence.”
Information on Abandoned Moments
Kashi shares that this book is a 40-year “labor of love.” He speaks to the evolution of his style and methodology, revealing that, “Over time, I developed a more personal approach, one that is instinctive and without premeditation. I often shoot from the hip. Sometimes it is simply a matter of letting my camera absorb light in hopes that the intensity and immediacy of life-simply-being-lived has been devoured in all its fullness. It is precisely the uncontrolled circumstances sparking these images that gives them their vitality and surprise.”
About Ed Kashi
Ed Kashi is a renowned photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator who has been making images and telling stories for 40 years. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo, POYi, CommArts and American Photography, Kashi’s images have been
published and exhibited worldwide. His editorial assignments and personal projects have generated nine books. Kashi in partnership with his wife, writer and filmmaker Julie Winokur, founded Talking Eyes Media. The non-profit company has produced numerous award-winning short films, exhibits, books, and multimedia pieces that explore significant social issues. For more information, visit: www.edkashi.com.
About Alison Nordström
Alison Nordström is an independent scholar, specializing in photographs of all kinds. She is known for her writing, speaking, and curating and for the administration of photographic projects both in the US and internationally.
To attend the event only – Griffin Members FREE / Non Members $10
To attend and reserve a signed book –
$40 Lecture and Book signing (Book Included) for members
$55 Lecture and Book signing (Book Included) for non-members