Ed Kashi: Artist talk and reception

Launch event for Social Documentary Network’s 10th anniversary celebration

Ed Kashi: Artist talk and reception

October 4, 2018
6-9 pm
Leica Gallery Boston
74 Arlington Street, Boston, MA
Event is free and open to the public
RSVP required

The Leica Gallery Boston is proud to host the kick-off event for SDN’s 10th anniversary celebration by presenting an artist talk and reception with award-winning documentary photography and avid Leica user Ed Kashi.

Since 2008, the Boston-based Social Documentary Network (SDN) has been presenting and promoting documentary photography on global themes from its worldwide membership of over 2,000 photographers. In 2015, SDN began publishing ZEKE: The Magazine of Global Documentary. Please join us for a reception celebrating SDN’s 10th anniversary. SDN Advisory Committee Member and VII photographer Ed Kashi will speak about his work documenting issues around the world.

Photo by Ed Kashi. Madagascar. These young girls, ages 11-13, use a paste made from the tsiambara plant's roots to beautify their skin. They usually leave it on for 5 days and keep on redoing the process except on market days. Photo © Ed Kashi, 2018.

6:00 pm          Doors open
6:30 pm          Introductory remarks
6:45 pm          Presentation by Ed Kashi
7:30 pm          Q&A
8:00 -9:00 pm Reception, book signing

Ed Kashi

Ed KashiEd Kashi is a critically acclaimed, award-winning photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator who, for 40 years, has dedicated himself to documenting many of the social and geopolitical issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. A member of the VII Agency since 2010, Ed has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. His books include Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta, THREE, and Witness Number 8: Photojournalisms.

Ed will be signing copies of his books that will be on sale in the gallery.

About the Leica Gallery Boston

Opened in 2016, The Leica Gallery Boston strives to bring world-class art to the residents and visitors of Boston, following Leica’s long tradition of excellence and commitment to quality in cameras, lenses, and photojournalism. By curating exhibits from world-famous photographers and hosting special engagements with featured artists, as well as offering the immensely popular Leica Akademie workshops for one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences, Leica Gallery Boston provides unique and eye-opening programming to further this mission. The Leica Gallery Boston is located at 74 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116, within the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. For more information, visit http://leicagalleryboston.com/

About Social Documentary Network

Social Documentary Network (SDN) is an organization promoting visual storytelling about global themes. Started as a website in 2008, today SDN works with thousands of photographers around the world to tell important stories through the visual medium of photography and multimedia. Since 2008, SDN has featured more than 2,800 exhibits on its website and has had gallery exhibitions in major cities around the world. In 2015, SDN began publishing ZEKE: The Magazine of Global Documentary, available in print and digital editions (www.zekemagazine.com)


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Other events celebrating SDN’s 10th Anniversary 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Documenting Diversity: Staying Woke and Making Pictures
A Panel Discussion with photographers Nina Berman, Lola Flash, and Ruddy Roye

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging
721 Broadway
Dean's Conference Room,12th floor
New York, NY

Click here for complete information

Saturday, October 27, 2018

SDN 10th Anniversary Party and Exhibition

Bronx Documentary Center/St Mary’s
364 E. 151st Street, Bronx

Click here for complete information 


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