Honorable Mention / 2021 / Press / Nature/Environmental

In The Hot Zones | Investigating CKDnT

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Chronic Kidney Disease of nontraditional causes (CKDnT), a global epidemic, is a progressive loss of kidney function. Researchers hypothesize that heat stress and dehydration due to excessive workload cause repeated kidney injury.

La Isla Network and the Adelante Initiative in Nicaragua are working towards solutions by improving working conditions and standardizing research protocols in the sugarcane industry and beyond.

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues of our times. A sensitive eye and intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. A member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi is recognized for his complex imagery and compelling rendering of the human condition. In addition to producing 9 books, he is a pioneer and innovator of multimedia, whose award-winning work has been published and exhibited worldwide.

Awards Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship Grant, American Photo, Applied Arts, Artivist Film Festival , Black Maria Film & Video Festival Jury's Stellar Award, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Days Japan Photojournalism Awards, Festival Photoreporter, Freddie Awards, International Photography Awards, Nathan Cummings Foundation Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, National Geographic Explorer's Grant, National Press Club Journalism Award, New York Photo Festival Awards, Open Society Institute Grant, Photo District News (PDN), Photocrati Fund, Pictures of the Year (POYi), Prix Pictet Commission, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2-year fellowship grant, UNICEF Photo of the Year, USA Book News National Best Books Award, Village Voice Best Photo Book, World Press Photo