Overview participating exhibitions

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar - The Exhibition
2013

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar - The Exhibition

Ed Kashi

Brazil has recently become the largest producer and exporter of sugar. Ed Kashi followed the production chain from the heartland of low-cost production around São Paulo to the harbours and factories where billions are made by processing and trading sugar and ethanol, a biofuel made from sugar cane. His work depicts an industry with a remarkable level of sophistication and attention to energy saving techniques, and stewardship of the land. But this success story has its drawbacks: it created a monoculture of cane fields stretching over several states and threatening bio-diversity, while the production of energy crops on farmland affects food prices

  • The Emerald Desert

  • The Emerald Desert

  • The Emerald Desert

  • The Emerald Desert

  • The Emerald Desert

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar
2012

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar

Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi

In Brazil, Ed Kashi (United States) documents sugar and ethanol production in the state of Saõ Paulo. Brazil recently became the largest producer and exporter of sugar. As low cost production expands, farmland in Brazil turns into the so-called Emerald Desert, a monoculture of cane fields stretching over several states.

Kashi follows the chain of production from the heartland of low-cost production to the harbours where billions are made with the processing and trade in sugar and ethanol. 

  • The Emerald Desert (Brazilië 2011)

    The Babilônia Circus is a great place to eat sugar products like cotton candy and churros. Ribeirão Preto.
    © Ed Kashi/VII

  • The Emerald Desert (Brazil 2011)

    A bus with sugar cane workers in the midst of the "emerald desert" of sugar cane.
    Santa Cruz das Posses.
    © Ed Kashi/VII

  • The Emerald Desert (Brazil 2011)

    Sugar cane workers prepare for a long day of work in the fields that surround this small farming community in the midst of the "emerald desert" of sugar cane. Santa Cruz das Posses.
    © Ed Kashi/VII

Awarded Commitment
2012

Awarded Commitment

Ed Kashi

MADAGASCAR - A LAND OUT OF BALANCE

In the ritual literally translated as ‘I don’t want to show you’, young girls cover their faces with the yellow paste of the tsiambara root. Played out over several days, this practice forms part of an elaborate courtship ritual in a society where marriage is seen as the only chance of financial security for many girls. Madagascar 2009.

  • MADAGASCAR - A LAND OUT OF BALANCE

    In the ritual literally translated as ‘I don’t want to show you’, young girls cover their faces with the yellow paste of the tsiambara root. Played out over several days, this practice forms part of an elaborate courtship ritual in a society where marriage is seen as the only chance of financial security for many girls. Madagascar 2009.

  • MADAGASCAR - A LAND OUT OF BALANCE

    Madagascar is classified as one of the world’s top three ‘hotspots’ for biodiversity; yet it is also one of the poorest and most environmentally challenged countries in the world. Through the pictures that Ed Kashi made there we see the compromised beauty of this threatened island. PHOTO: Women gather the mahampy swamp reeds that are a vital component of village industry, Madagascar 2009.

Curse of the Black Gold
2009

Curse of the Black Gold

Ed Kashi

CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

It was midway through the 20th century when the first oil fields were opened up in Nigeria. Today the country is one of the most important suppliers of oil for the United States and the sixth largest oil producer in the world. The oil industry has generated enormous revenue for the government, but at the same time has had a disruptive effect on the countryside. The unique biodiversity of the Niger Delta has been destroyed by oil spills and continual gas fires. Fishing and cultivating the once fertile soil have become futile activities as a result of oil production there. While a thin upper crust benefits from the oil revenues, the vast majority of the population still live in shocking poverty. It is rare for the big oil companies to put money into activities that compensate the local population for the loss of previous sources of income. The social and economic inequalities lead to tensions and conflicts among the different communities in Nigeria.

  • CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

    It was midway through the 20th century when the first oil fields were opened up in Nigeria. Today the country is one of the most important suppliers of oil for the United States and the sixth largest oil producer in the world. The oil industry has generated enormous revenue for the government, but at the same time has had a disruptive effect on the countryside. The unique biodiversity of the Niger Delta has been destroyed by oil spills and continual gas fires. Fishing and cultivating the once fertile soil have become futile activities as a result of oil production there. While a thin upper crust benefits from the oil revenues, the vast majority of the population still live in shocking poverty. It is rare for the big oil companies to put money into activities that compensate the local population for the loss of previous sources of income. The social and economic inequalities lead to tensions and conflicts among the different communities in Nigeria.

  • CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

  • CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

  • CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

  • CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

  • CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

  • CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

  • CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Ed Kashi

US AGAINST THEM: THREE POINTS OF RELIGIOUS CONFLICT (Northern Ireland / Iraq / Israel, 1989-2003)

In his quarter century as a freelance photographer, Ed Kashi has had just about every religion in front of his lens. It always struck him how faith was used to reinforce the believers' own identity. Us Against Them shows three examples. Jewish colonists hold fast to their Biblical claim to the West Bank irrespective of the many rational arguments against it. Protestants in Northern Ireland nourish their hatred of Catholicism, which has existed since the days of William of Orange. And the Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq are once again in conflict about issues that are rooted in centuries-old religious arguments. In the lust for power and one's own identity religion more often than not is used to divide people, Ed Kashi concludes.

  • US AGAINST THEM: THREE POINTS OF RELIGIOUS CONFLICT (Northern Ireland / Iraq / Israel, 1989-2003)

    In his quarter century as a freelance photographer, Ed Kashi has had just about every religion in front of his lens. It always struck him how faith was used to reinforce the believers' own identity. Us Against Them shows three examples. Jewish colonists hold fast to their Biblical claim to the West Bank irrespective of the many rational arguments against it. Protestants in Northern Ireland nourish their hatred of Catholicism, which has existed since the days of William of Orange. And the Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq are once again in conflict about issues that are rooted in centuries-old religious arguments. In the lust for power and one's own identity religion more often than not is used to divide people, Ed Kashi concludes.

  • US AGAINST THEM: THREE POINTS OF RELIGIOUS CONFLICT (Northern Ireland / Iraq / Israel, 1989-2003)

  • US AGAINST THEM: THREE POINTS OF RELIGIOUS CONFLICT (Northern Ireland / Iraq / Israel, 1989-2003)

  • US AGAINST THEM: THREE POINTS OF RELIGIOUS CONFLICT (Northern Ireland / Iraq / Israel, 1989-2003)

  • US AGAINST THEM: THREE POINTS OF RELIGIOUS CONFLICT (Northern Ireland / Iraq / Israel, 1989-2003)

Another Asia II
2006

Another Asia II

Ed Kashi

MOVING BOTH WAYS (1998, 2004)

The modernization of Pakistan is coupled with great social and political unrest. Yet one can see evidence of a cultural explosion that is going almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. Encouraged by new, independent television stations with contemporary fashion and music, young people have created their own art and media. These are at odds with Pakistan's strict Islamic traditions. Ed Kashi in MOVING BOTH WAYS (1998, 2004) photographed the sharp contrasts between the worldly, well-educated generation and their arch-conservative, illiterate predecessors. Such contrasts are not limited only to the cities, but also exist in the villages in the countryside.

  • MOVING BOTH WAYS (1998, 2004)


    The modernization of Pakistan is coupled with great social and political unrest. Yet one can see evidence of a cultural explosion that is going almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. Encouraged by new, independent television stations with contemporary fashion and music, young people have created their own art and media. These are at odds with Pakistan's strict Islamic traditions. Ed Kashi in MOVING BOTH WAYS (1998, 2004) photographed the sharp contrasts between the worldly, well-educated generation and their arch-conservative, illiterate predecessors. Such contrasts are not limited only to the cities, but also exist in the villages in the countryside.

  • MOVING BOTH WAYS (1998, 2004)

  • MOVING BOTH WAYS (1998, 2004)

  • MOVING BOTH WAYS (1998, 2004)

  • MOVING BOTH WAYS (1998, 2004)

Nazar - Western eyes
2004

Nazar - Western eyes

Ed Kashi

JOIN US: MODERN ARABS (1992-2003)

An American photojournalist with Jewish roots, Ed Kashi has specialised in recording social and political relationships in the world. He photographs in both the East and West, and has done reportage in Ireland, Peru, Poland and America. JOIN US: MODERN ARABS has been assembled from the many series that Kashi has made on modern, daily life in the Arab world. For example, he portrayed the new Beirut, which has re-arisen miraculously after the long civil war there. In Kuwait – fashion capital of the Middle East – she shot a fashion report that shows that not all Arab women go through life hidden behind veils. As ever, Kashi has a sharp eye for the differences between past and present and between rich and poor. He visits both fashion shows and refugee camps and mixes equally easily with Hezbollah fighters and members of Arab high society.

  • JOIN US: MODERN ARABS (1992-2003)

    An American photojournalist with Jewish roots, Ed Kashi has specialised in recording social and political relationships in the world. He photographs in both the East and West, and has done reportage in Ireland, Peru, Poland and America. JOIN US: MODERN ARABS has been assembled from the many series that Kashi has made on modern, daily life in the Arab world. For example, he portrayed the new Beirut, which has re-arisen miraculously after the long civil war there. In Kuwait – fashion capital of the Middle East – she shot a fashion report that shows that not all Arab women go through life hidden behind veils. As ever, Kashi has a sharp eye for the differences between past and present and between rich and poor. He visits both fashion shows and refugee camps and mixes equally easily with Hezbollah fighters and members of Arab high society.

  • JOIN US: MODERN ARABS (1992-2003)

  • JOIN US: MODERN ARABS (1992-2003)

  • JOIN US: MODERN ARABS (1992-2003)

  • JOIN US: MODERN ARABS (1992-2003)

Biography

Ed Kashi (United States, b. 1957) is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator, who devotes himself to documenting the world's contemporary social and political questions. His work has been published and exhibited world wide, and he is famed for his moving depiction of the human condition.

Ed Kashi has won various prizes for his photojournalism, including awards from Pictures of the Year International, World Press Photo Foundation, Communication Arts and American Photography. Noorderlicht has previously shown Kashi's work, in the photo festivals Nazar (2004), Another Asia (2006) and Act of Faith (2007).

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Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00

Another Asia

Another Asia

Price EUR 10,00

Nazar

Nazar

Price EUR 15,00