Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Cover of Long Island Al Dia with Prof Kahan

To celebrate the third anniversary of the online newspaper Long Island Al Dia came to New York Prof. Ernesto Kahan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for the organization he chaired "Physicians against Nuclear War."
 Professor Kahan is a doctor, but also a writer and poet. For these wondrous things of the art world, where artists and writers and painters of different branches of culture are known and get together, I had the great joy and great honor to have this Nobel Peace Prize sharing a coffee in the living room of my house, and of course, doing a photo shoot in my studio.
 It is remarkable to see how modesty is distinctive point of greatness. This man is honored in the whole world, speaks five languages, author of seven books, international speaker, is a down to earth human being, with a great sense of humor, and a keen intelligence, who knew how to share a coffee with me as if were a friend of years.
 Here are some photos I did with him, and this a very brief biography of his accomplishments.

Professor Ernesto Kahan, Jorge Guzman
Of Ikarus Gallery and Lucy Lencinas

Professor  Ernesto Kahan

Prof. Ernesto Kahan. Israeli - Argentine. Born December 2, 1940, and educated in Argentina (University of Buenos Aires) and in USA (University of Washington). Medical doctor, university professor and poet. Vice President of the World Academy of Arts and Culture. Professor at universities in Argentina, Israel, Peru, Dominican Rep., Mexico, USA and Spain.

Dr. Ernesto Kahan served as Director General of the Ministry of Health in Argentina before migrating to Israel during the military coup in Argentina in 1976. In Israel was Deputy Director of Rabin Medical Center, Head of the Department of Epidemiology at the Institute for Occupational Health of Tel Aviv University, and Director of the Medical Academic Branch of the International Institute. In 1998 was nominated by the World Bank as head of the evaluation staff for primary health care programs for Ecuador. Dr Kahan is well known in numerous International Medical Associations related to Epidemiology, Cancer, Public Health and Human Rights. President of AIELC - Israel Association of Writers - Spanish Branch.

Author 7 books and more than 200 articles in international Magazines. Poems of his book Paxaporte" were translated into 11 languages. His book "GENOCIDE" written with Taki Yuriko (in three languages), generated the prize "Golden Key of Literature Hanchon Culture, and was acclaimed in many festivals. Compiler of the Anthology "Los Escritores del Alba", Editorial Certeza, Spain. Selected for 20 editions of the book "Nueva Poesía hispanoamericana" of Lord Byròn editors, a publication in which the most noticeable exponents of our contemporary poetry in Spanish are included. Universal Anthology "POESIA IBEROAMERICANA SIGLO XXI"; 4 editions of the "Stand@rt World Anthology of Contemporary Poets"; "Contemporary Poetry" in Chinese and English, Hangchon Literature Complete Collection Vol. III and XII, and many other publications.

Founder of the Association of Physicians for Peace in Israel, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia; Vice-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War- IPPNW, (1985 Nobel Peace Laureate organization), President of the Literary Group "BRASEGO". Vice President of the International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC). Editor of Literature for Peace in "Palabras Diversas" President of the XXV World Congress of Poets, Los Angeles 2005, Vice President of the XXVI World Congress of Poets Mongolia 2006. Vice President of the XXVI World Congress of Poets Mexico 2008. 2008, Associated President UHE- UNION HISPANOAMERICAN WRITERS

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