Visual Arts

About Iris Cohenian

Iris Cohenian hails from Jerusalem. She is a photojournalist specializing in documentary photography, and is a recipient of the Dalia and Eli Hurvitz Foundation Scholarship in the field of visual arts for the year 2016-2017.

Iris recently graduated with a B.A. with honors in photographic communication. In her youth, she attended elementary school at the national religious public school in Ramot A, and high school at Ohr Torah Stone, both in Jerusalem. Iris completed her national service guiding tours and leading group nature activities at Eretz Moreshet in Rehovot, and as a guide at a Center for Deepening Jewish Identity in Givat Ze’ev.

Iris received her B.A. from Hadassah Academic College. Over the years, she’s worked as a teacher in various photography courses. Among her work, you can see a focus on political and social issues, having documented East Jerusalem, Anorexia Nervosa, autism, and women’s rights. Her work in Israel has been published in newspapers such as “Ha’aretz,” “Yediot-Ahronoth,” “Makor Rishon,” and on the show “Nachon LeHaboker” (“As of This Morning”) with Ilana Dayan.

In November 2016 Iris will be participating in a touring group exhibit called “Passage to Israel.” The exhibit will open in New York, and then travel to the West Coast, Canada, Berlin, and London, and eventually end in Jerusalem.

Iris Cohenian

Film, Visual Arts
Art / Set Design, Documentary, Narrative, Digital Art / Multimedia, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Photography, Video Art

Jerusalem, Israel
Grant Recipient

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