Kitra Cahana

Photographer, Canada

Kitra Cahana (24) is a Canadian documentary photographer who had an early start in her career when, aged 17, one of her photographs of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza landed on the front page of The New York Times. In 2007, she joined the newspaper as an intern, going on to take up a scholarship at Benetton’s research communication center in Italy, working on stories around the world for Colors magazine. In 2010, she won a prize in the World Press Photo contest. She is working towards an MA in visual and media anthropology from the Freie Universität in Berlin and is currently in the US producing an ethnography of modern American Nomads.

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