#earthday#savetheplanet Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Alaskan mountains stand near #Fairbanks, #Alaska on August 2, 2015. In villages around Alaska, winter is arriving later than usual and rushing into spring. The rising ocean temperatures are decreasing the offshore ice and slush that have acted as a storm buffer for the villages in the past. Last winter had no offshore ice at all. Alaskans are debating relocation and have the big storms to consider. According to Robert E. Jensen, a research hydraulic engineer at the Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center, storms on Alaska’s west coast can carry the force of a Category 1 hurricane, but the diameter can be up to 10x greater, affecting a larger area and lasting longer. #everydayclimatechange#ECC#actonclimate#climatechangeisreal
Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto Men from the town of Ogulagha, in the #nigerdelta#Nigeria fish in the Atlantic Ocean, with a Shell Oil loading platform in the background. In ‘Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto A ‘Road on Fire,’ the NYTimes states that there is a growing competition over water, and research suggests that local droughts in poor countries heighten the risk of civil conflict. With a homegrown insurgency plaguing the Niger Delta for more than the past decade over the distribution of profits and negative environmental impact of oil, as water and other resources are diminished by #climatechange this conflict will only grow. #everydayclimatechange
Video by Ed Kashi @edkashi/@VIIPhoto for @everydaylimatechange. Nana Acheampong and some of his family work on processing cocoa on their farm in Bonsaaso, Ghana on Oct. 3, 2015. Ghana is among the world’s leading producers of chocolate, but this production is predicted to be greatly impacted by global warming. An article on climate.gov explains cocoa producing countries like Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, and Indonesia will experience a 3.8°F temperature increase by 2050, reducing suitable cultivation areas by a significant amount. “Rising temperatures alone won’t necessesarily hurt cacao production…the danger to chocolate comes from an increase in evapotranspiration, especially since the higher temperatures projected for West Africa by 2050 are unlikely to be accompanied by an increase in rainfall, according to business-as-usual carbon dioxide emissions scenarios. In other words, as higher temperatures squeeze more water out of soil and plants, it’s unlikely that rainfall will increase enough to offset the moisture loss.” #globalwarming#everydayclimatechange#cocoa#ghana#actonclimate#EarthHour
Photo by Ed Kashi @edkashi/@VIIPhoto for @everydaylimatechange. Agricultural laborers harvest rice in Balliputtuga, India on Jan. 27, 2016. India’s rice production is under threat from climate change, according to a report from the World Bank. Average temperatures have increased while rainfall at the end of the growing season has decreased, resulting in lower yields over the short and long term. This is bad news for farmers as well as for India as a whole: the former because it means less product and the latter because if the trend persists, India will be forced to increase imports of grain for consumption. #climatechange#everydayclimatechange#climatechangeisreal#climate#globalwarming#EarthHour
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
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
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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Two girls play in front of some old shops in the small town of Pusing, Perak state, Malaysia, about 14 km from Ipoh city. This town was marked as a “black area” by the British colonial administration during the Malayan Emergency (1948-60), infamous as it was for Communist activities around it. What was a “black area” to the British was a “red area” to the Communists. Old photographs show Pusing’s police station heavily fortified against attacks in the early 1950s with 50-gallon oil drums and coconut tree trunks, and the whole town was fenced in with barbed wire to prevent attacks by the Communists, who wanted the British to leave Malaya. ------------------ This week, I'm taking over @theiwmf’s @instagram feed.
I was awarded an IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists grant to continue work on my book project “One Day We Shall Understand”, on the 12-year war the British fought against indigenous Communists in their colony of Malaya (present-day Malaysia and Singapore) from 1948 to 1960.
My paternal grandfather ( born in Hong Kong but raised and lived in British Malaya) was part of the anti-colonial movement – eventually leading to his deportation and execution. His story is my point of departure on this search to uncover hidden histories and trauma from the period. This was an early chapter of the Cold War in Asia, but much remains poorly documented, with politically-imposed amnesia.
This week, I’ll be sharing some field notes from my third road trip starting from the Thailand-Malaysia border and going southwards, encountering landscapes and characters who were part of the 12-year war which left many repressed memories.
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I am pleased to announce the release of "Imperfectly Invisible," created in collaboration with @saraterry13 as part of her 10(X) Editions series. Sara's edit of the book is inspired by my recent blog post of the same title. "10(X) Editions is a micro press of handmade and limited edition books...meant to be the visual equivalent of a conversation with good friends around the dinner table.” For purchasing info, please visit the link in @saraterry13’s profile. #photobook#10xeditions#documentary
"Hidden Under The Indian Sun" a @talkingeyesmedia film, made by @tlaffay and I was featured on @theatlantic today. "As villages in Southeastern India grapple with this hidden disease, it has a severe impact on families and their livelihoods...'Hidden Under the Indian Sun', follows two women as they encounter this disease in their communities.” In this photo, taken during the time of filming, Laborers prepare the Marakannam salt pan fields for salt harvest near Pondicherry, India on Jan. 21, 2016. #CKD#CKDu#CKDnT#ChronicKidneyDisease#HumanRights#Epidemic#India#viiphoto