Women of Vision National Geographic Photographers on Assignment
Kitra Cahana

Kitra Cahana

"I try to approach every story I work on as though I'm going to write a thesis about it. I really embed myself."

Kitra Cahana explores important social, anthropological and spiritual themes. Born in Miami but raised in Canada and Sweden, Cahana earned her B.A. in philosophy from McGill University and her M.A. in visual and media anthropology from the Freie Universitat in Berlin.  She has won a first prize from World Press Photo, a TED Fellowship and the ICP Infinity Award. Her work includes images taken on assignment for NGM’s feature on the teenage brain and culture in the United States.

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