Shooting Under Fire
The Mobile Area Jewish Federation invites you to:
A Fascinating Lecture By Israeli Photojournalist Gil Cohen-Magen
Cohen-Magen is a photojournalist whose photographs have graced the front
pages of some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines.
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.
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.
Gil will also sign his book- Hassidic Courts- which conatins exclusive images of the Hassidic communities in Israel. Gil Cohen-Magen built bonds over a period of years to gain unprecedented access to communities that rarely open their doors to outsiders. The book shows exciting and surprising moments in the lives of Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews.