Nadia Shira Cohen » IWMF Alumni

IWMF Alumni represent all media platforms including, print, broadcast, online and multimedia. These talented news professionals work with the IWMF as Mentors, Fellows, or Grantees. They are based around the world and are united in their pursuit of under-reported stories that are essential in shedding light on global issues. The IWMF is proud to support this community further develop their on-the-ground reporting skills through training, grants, mentoring, and reporting trips.

Nadia Shira Cohen --

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Photojournalist Freelance

Nadia Shira Cohen is a freelance documentary photographer based in Rome, working frequently in Europe, Africa, and South America, specifically in Brazil. Her passion lies in stories centered on women’s issues, the environment, human rights, poverty, and conflict. Nadia started working as a photographer in New York City, primarily as an independent photographer for the Associated Press. Nadia worked for Sipa Press, and then went on to work as Director of North America for VII Photo. In 2007 Nadia moved to Rome where she committed herself once again to her own photography with a brief, recent opportunity as contract photographer and photo editor for the International Committee of the Red Cross. In 2011 she was awarded a travel grant by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for a story about gold mining in Romania. Her work on indigenous land rights conflict in Brazil was recently exhibited at the Ethical Photojournalism Festival in Lodi, Italy.


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