Cohen-Magen is a photojournalist whose photographs have graced the front pages of some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines. A graduate of the Hadassah College of Jerusalem's Photography program, he spent 10 years working with the Reuters news agency.
With a portfolio that ranges from the most violent scenes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to the closed world of ultra-Orthodox Hassidim, Cohen-Magen has captured the many faces of the Holy Land through his lens. One of his photographs was selected as one of the top 100 photographs of the decade.
In his lecture Gil will discuss the economic and cultural challenges he faced while working for the multinational news agency Reuters. He will give live examples of his work and discuss his and the agency’s decision making process around taking and using photographs, as well as questions about journalistic reporting and ethics, what sells pictures, and how it all affects his photographic decisions.
After the lecture Gil will be selling his autographed coffee table photo book discounted for IBF members.