Four Questions on Photography: Ilvy Njiokiktjien in Conversation With…Ed Kashi

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May 31, 2022
12:00–13:00PM EDT

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A young worker carries the carcass of a freshly killed goat to be roasted by the flames of burning tires at the Trans Amadi abattoir of Port Harcourt, the capital of the Rivers state, Nigeria on June 22, 2006. Photograph by Ed Kashi / VII.

“Four Questions on Photography: Ilvy Njiokiktjien in Conversation With…” is a series of events where well-known photographers discuss with Ilvy their responses to the four questions below.

– What is your most important photograph, how did you make it, and what impact do you think it had?
– What is your biggest photo failure; an image you wanted or needed but you messed up somehow?
– What is your dream image or story?
– What advice would you give to your younger self?

In this episode, Ilvy is in conversation with Ed Kashi.

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

, Utrecht
Ilvy Njiokiktjien is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist based in the Netherlands. She has worked in many parts of the world, with a focus on Africa. As a news and documentary photographer, she covers current affairs and contemporary social issues. She was born in the Netherlands, and, after leaving school, she studied for a year in South Dakota (USA) before returning home to study journalism and photography.

Ed Kashi

, New York
Ed Kashi is a renowned photojournalist who uses photography, filmmaking, and social media to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times. He is also a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers worldwide and frequently lectures on visual storytelling, human rights, and the world of media. In 2002, in partnership with his wife, writer, and filmmaker, Julie Winokur, Ed founded Talking Eyes Media. Ed has been a member of the VII Agency since 2010.
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