Kitra Cahana

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.