Kitra Cahana, is a documentary photographer who had an early start in her career when, at the age of 17, while photographing the Israeli Disengagement from Gaza, one of her photographs landed on the front page of the New York Times. In 2007 she worked at the New York Times as the Thomas Morgan photographic intern and later in the year received a one-year scholarship to live in Treviso Italy working at Benetton’s research communication center, Fabrica. During her scholarship in Italy she worked on stories around the world for COLORS magazine, including on the Pacific Islands of Vanuatu and Niue and in the DRCongo and Kenya. Kitra was chosen to be the 2009 photographic intern at National Geographic Magazine. After working on a story in Venezuela, she moved to Belarus and Moldova for the greater part of 2010. She is a graduate from McGill University with a B.A. in philosophy and is presently pursuing a M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universitat in Berlin. Kitra is presently back in the U.S.A, doing fieldwork and producing an ethnography, combining visuals, text and other media of modern American Nomads. She is also managing and representing her grandmother’s art Alice Lok Cahana
and collaborating with her father poet and Rabbi Ronnie Cahana.