February 24, 2014

February 2014 TEM Newsletter

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UPDATES & EVENTS: February 2014


The Island of Widows: The True Cost of Sugar

© Ed Kashi/VII
With an average lifespan of 49 years, Nicaraguan sugarcane workers are struggling against an epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown origin (CKDu).

Photojournalist and TEM co-founder Ed Kashi is currently running an IndieVoic.es campaign to raise funds for his project The Island of Widows.

There are only nine days left to reach the $19,000 goal. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to this project and help spread the word.

Click here to DONATE: https://indievoic.es/projects/project_home/33/D


Syria's Lost Generation

© Ed Kashi/VII

Since the outbreak of civil war in Syria in March 2011, more than two million Syrians have fled their homes.  More than half of them are children under the age of 18.  Syria's Lost Generation (featured in Time Magazine last month) is a short documentary that provides and intensely personal account of two Syrian youth living unsettled lives as refugees.

Producer/editor Julie Winokur powerfully illustrates the chaotic effects of the war on Syria's refugee youth population by seamlessly weaving together these families' emotional stories capture through striking footage by photojournalist/filmmaker Ed Kashi.


2014 Fall Multimedia Production Internship Opening

Beginning in May, TEM will be accepting applications for its Fall 2014 Multimedia Production Internship.

The ideal candidate should be motivated and passionate about multimedia, have strong editing capabilities, and be interested in expanding and developing their storytelling skills.

The position is located at our office in Montclair, New Jersey from September to December 2014.

If you are interested, please mark your calendars and check back in May!


TEM Welcomes New Board Members

Talking Eyes Media is pleased to announce two new members to our Board of Directors:

Bob Fineberg, Chairman of the Board and Founder of the Montclair Film Festival, is Vice President and General Counsel of WNET, the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN, NJTV, and WLIW21.

Maryanne Greenfield is Vice President of Institutional Advancement for The Rogosin Institute, one of the premier centers for the research and treatment of kidney disease in the country.



© Vincent Cianni

Vincent Cianni, Photographer and TEM fiscal sponsee, is launching the publication of his book Gays in the Military (published by Daylight Books).

Through compelling photographs and interviews made over three years on road trips across the US, Vincent has created an important historical record of the struggles of gay and lesbian veterans and service members in the US military.  This volume tells the stories of men and women who served in silence and oftentimes were penalized and prohibited from receiving the benefits accorded them for serving in the military.

Book launch & signing:
International Center of Photography (ICP)
New York, NY
March 7, 2014

To learn more about the book signing: http://www.icp.org/events/2014/march/07/evening-daylight-books

To purchase the book: Gays in the Military by Vincent Cianni


Workshops & Events

PhotoPhilanthropy Workshops: "Mobile Photography & Storytelling" & "Photography & Empathy"
Taught by: Ed Kashi , Richard Koci Hernandez, Tyson Wheatley, Amy Yenkin, and Oren Ziv
San Francisco, CA
March 7, 2014
Register Here: Mini-Workshops

"Bring It to The Table" Lecture at Adult School of Montclair
Taught by: Julie Winokur
Montclair, NJ
March 24, 2014
Register Here: Bring It

"Eyes in Progress" - Workshops on Visual Storytelling
Taught by: Ed Kashi
Paris, France
March 26 - 29, 2014
Register Here: Eyes in Progress

"New Frontiers in the Art of Visual Storytelling"
Athens House of Photography
Taught by: Ed Kashi
Parga, Greece
July 8 - 11, 2014
Register Here: 4-Day Workshop

"The Maleku and Bribri Project"
Costa Rica Photography Expedition with Ed Kashi & Jessica Dimmock
Presented by VII Photo Agency & Rustic Pathways
June 18 - July 3, 2014
Register Here: Student Summer Program

"Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photography Projects"
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Taught by: Ed Kashi
Snowmass Village, Colorado
August 11 - 15, 2014
Register Here: Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling & Documentary Photograph Projects
Taught by: Julie Winokur & Ed Kashi
Woodstock, NY
September 5 - 7, 2014
Register Here: 3-Day Workshop