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IRIS Nights Lecture Series - Kitra Cahana

The Annenberg Space for Photography

Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Kitra CahanaKitra Cahana is an American-born photographer who grew up in both Montreal, Canada and Gothenburg, Sweden. She began her career at 17, when one of her photographs of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza landed on the front page of The New York Times. In 2007, she worked at The New York Times as a photographic intern. Cahana then received a scholarship to work at Benetton's research communication center in Treviso, Italy. There, she contributed to stories for COLORS magazine, covering issues in the Pacific islands of Vanuatu and Niue, and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya.

Cahana’s Rainbowland, shot for COLORS #76: Teenagers won First Prize - Stories in the World Press Photo’s Art and Entertainment section. She was also a Finalist for POYi’s Community Awareness Award for her work on the Rainbow Family, a non-hierarchical group that holds free gatherings around the world. In July 2009, they brought 25,000 people together for a week in the wilderness in New Mexico. Cahana was there photographing for COLORS.

Cahana was chosen to be the 2009 photographic intern at National Geographic magazine. She recently graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. Currently, Cahana splits her time between Chisinau, Moldova and Minsk, Belarus. She is a contributing photographer for Reportage by Getty Images, and is presently pursuing her Masters in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin.

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2000 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 10
Los Angeles, 90067

Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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