October 29, 2013

Hurricane Sandy - One Year Later

One year ago today on October 29, 2012, photojournalist Ed Kashi (VII) set out to document Hurricane Sandy.  Posting to TIME's Instagram feed, Ed, along with other photographers, created an up-to-the-minute documentary feed of Hurricane Sandy's impact. A culmination of these images can be see in TIME's Lightbox from October 2012. For the one year anniversary of this Superstorm, Ed Kashi will be working with NBC News to revisit the locations he documented last year.

Starting at 1:00pm today (Tuesday, October 29, 2013) Ed will be retracing his footsteps and photographing the same locations he was at one year prior, down to the exact hour.  A project highlighting the recovery, change and continued suffering present in some of these places, Ed will be taking over NBC's Instagram feed and posting images from last year followed by new photos of the same places one year later.  

Follow Ed's journey on NBC Instagram's feed @NBCNews and on their blog:

You can also follow Ed on his own Twitter and Instagram feeds @EdKashi.

Photo©2012 Ed Kashi/VII

October 17, 2013

DOC NYC Lineup Announced

DOCNYC, the New York Documentary Film Festival, announced the 2013 lineup of more than 130 films and events. The festival screenings and events will be at the IFC Center and the SVA Theatre from November 14-21, 2013.  Tickets and Passes are on sale now at docnyc.net.

We'd also like to highlight Andrew Hida's short film, Follow My Steps, which will be premiering in the Shorts category, The Kids Are All Right, at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 20.

October 13, 2013

Eyes On This: 80,000 Frames

In his epic stop-motion video, Pictures, photographer Gioacchino Petronicce has achieved a visual masterpiece. Using 80,000 still images, he has taken the concept of the flip-book to new heights and created poetry out of glimpses into ordinary lives. Particularly impressive is the sound collage that brings this stream of consciousness to life.

October 11, 2013

Eyes On This: It'll Be Better Next Year

VII Photo Agency members Ed Kashi (TEM videographer/photographer) and Ashley Gilbertson recently completed a project documenting the Cimarron County, Oklahoma community as they suffer through the worst drought the area has seen in 50 years. The project, titled "It'll Be Better Next Year," was published last week by The New Yorker's Photo Booth blog.  Kashi and Gilbertson's work culminated into a multimedia piece (see below), highlighting the struggles and resilience of this Midwestern farming community.

Click here to read more on the story: It'll Be Better Next Year

October 10, 2013

From The Field of the 2013 Purpose Prize Production

Videographer/Photographer Jessey Dearing
bringing shooting to new heights
Videographer/Photographer Ed Kashi
filming the renovation of a house
We're in the midst of production for the Encore.org 2013 Purpose Prize awards.  The Prize is "the nation's only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good." The number of winners varies each year from about five to ten winners, but with at least one individual receiving an award of $100,000.

For the past four years, Talking Eyes Media has had the privilege to produce the videos on each winner and this year we're at it again.

Although we can't tell you who the winners are yet, we can take you behind-the-scenes with Producer Julie Winokur and videographers/ photographes Ed Kashi (VII) and Jessey Dearing.

Winners will be announced end of November / early December,
so stay tuned!
Videographer/Photographer Jessey Dearing
filming some marine creatures

October 3, 2013

Welcome Justin & Reiley!

While TEM has been busy at work this Fall, we haven't had a chance to give our new interns the proper shout out that they deserve...so, drum roll please...

We want to formally welcome Justin Philalack and Reiley Wooten -- our new multimedia interns who joined our team in September!

We're thrilled to have them! From the moment they started, they have been a big asset to our team and we're lucky to have them.  Meet Justin & Reiley!

JUSTIN PHILALACK is a senior at Western Kentucky University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in photojournalism, with a minor in sociology. During his time at WKU he has interned as a videographer for Teach For America, Interlochen Camp of the Arts, and a photography intern for Out & About Newspaper in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn. Justin's work has been recognized by The Kentucky News Photographer Association and The WKU Film Festival. Currently he is living in Brooklyn, interning for Talking Eyes Media in New Jersey this fall.

Until joining the Talking Eyes Media team, REILEY WOOTEN worked as a freelance photographer, videographer and editor in Denver, Colo. Prior to pursuing a freelance career, she worked as a staff photographer at the Gillette News Record in Gillette, Wyo. Reiley graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010 with a degree in photojournalism and a double minor in chemistry and biology. During her time there, she interned as a sports photographer, videographer and editor in the athletic department, participated in the LIving Galapagos documentary project and interned as a staff photographer at the Durham Herald-Sun.

Check out their work!
Justin's website: http://justinphilalack.com
Reiley's website: http://www.reileywooten.com