Billy Collins, Anthony Bannon, & Ed Kashi

A Conversation about Photography and Poetry

Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins engaged in discussion with photographic historian and theorist Anthony Bannon and internationally renowned photographer historian and theorist Anthony Bannon and internationally renowned photographer Ed Kashi about the study, practice and power behind the art of photography.

The conversation was moderated by Billy Collins.

Billy Collins, Anthony Bannon, & Ed Kashi

About Billy Collins

Billy Collins is an American phenomenon.  No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal.  His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar.  He is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library "Literary Lion."  More about Billy Collins.

About Anthony Bannon

Dr. Anthony Bannon is the seventh director of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y., and has served in that role longer than any previous director.  George Eastman House was founded in 1947 and is the world's oldest museum of photography and one of the world's largest motion picture archives.  More about Anthony Bannon.

About Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times.  A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work.  As a member of the prestigious photo agency VII, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human conditon.  More about Ed Kashi.

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Writing With Light: A Conversation about Photography and Poetry

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