Talking Eyes Media (TEM) is a non-profit organization that creates powerful media for pressing issues. We are visual storytellers, creating documentary films, multimedia, books and exhibitions that actively stimulate dialogue and advocate for positive social change.

TEM was founded in 2002 by writer/filmmaker Julie Winokur and photojournalist Ed Kashi as a 501(c)(3) public interest organization. Since its founding, Talking Eyes has been at the forefront of multimedia storytelling, generating award-winning work on topics ranging from the uninsured in America to oil exploitation in the Niger Delta, from finding permanent homes for foster children to the residual impact of Agent Orange.


This blog includes updates about TEM's work, helpful and interesting industry news, production advice and information, and great examples of multimedia storytelling. We aim to make this blog a helpful and inspirational source for fellow multimedia enthusiasts and social entrepreneurs.

Our blog posts are organized into the following categories:

Eyes On This (Staff Picks):
-  Our staff's picks of their favorite multimedia stories and websites that we find inspirational and worth watching
- Profiles of organizations and social entrepreneurs who are leading the charge for social justice

Field Notes:

- Staff notes or reflections from the field and about the multimedia and non-profit industry
- Behind-the-scene look at our shoots

Industry News & Opportunities:

- News about film festivals, competitions, grants, job openings, and any other industry-related news

Production Tips:

- Our staff's advice about equipment, videography, photography, editing, storytelling, and anything else related to the production process

TEM News:
- News about Talking Eyes Media's work