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Kitra Cahana was born in 1987 and is a freelance documentary photographer and videographer. Kitra earned her B.A. in philosophy from McGill University and her M.A. in Visual and Media anthropology from the Freie Universitat in Berlin.
As a documentary photographer, she embeds herself in communities, often for months at a time. She has chronicled the daily lives of teens at a Texas high school, told the story of a Venezuelan cult, followed a group of nomadic youth across the United States. She is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine.
Kitra is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a 2014 TED Fellowship, a 2014-2015 artist residency at Prim Centre, the 2013 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award, First prize for the 2010 World Press Photo, a scholarship at FABRICA in Italy, the Thomas Morgan internship at the New York Times, two Canada Council Grants for the Visual Arts and more.
American Teenage Brain
Photographs by Kitra Cahana
The Cult of Maria Lionza
Photographs and Text by Kitra Cahana
Live Power Community Farm
Photographs by Kitra Cahana and Text by Olivier Guez
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