Picture of the Day

posted by Bridget on 29 April 2012

Ed Kashi's collection of letters home reveal the "constant state of flux...being suspended between worlds and always feeling isolated".

In a new book "Witness Number 8: Photojournalism" published by Nazraeli Press, Ed Kashi combines the letters written to his wife and son while on assignment with his photographs. The mix of frustration and exhilaration; emotions forthcoming from his work, the birth of his son, his love for his wife uncover the schizophrenic nature of being on the road for six months every year and then coming home to a world that has carried on in his absence.

ed kashi

Kashi's photographs stand on their own, strong narrative imagery that needs little explanation, but when viewed alongside his personal letters they are given a greater poignancy and reveal the physical and mental struggles endured in their making.

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