/ 2018 / Press /

The Land of Tears and Joy

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/People/Personality, 2nd Place winner in Press
  • Photographer
    Jordi Cohen

The Land of Tears and Joy is a personal project that aims to
deepen the religion and customs of the Jewish people living in
Israel and the occupied territories, highlighting mixed feelings of
joy and sorrow. It is an ongoing project begun in 2011 in which
the author makes a critical review of religion in Israel and its
influence on the habits of the people of this country, covering
different religious festivals, official as well as private family
celebrations (weddings, funerals, etc..).

Jordi Cohen is a documentary photographer based in Barcelona. With a Medical background, make fundamentally social reports. His work attempts to convey emotions linked to cultural aspects of different countries and civilizations. Has exhibited his work in Europe and America, to highlight San Diego Art Institute, CEH “Manege” St. Petersburg, Royal Geographical Society of London, Gallería Hector Garcia of Mexico City, International Festival of Social Photography in Sarcelles (France), Couvent des Minimes of Perpignan, Complejo el Águila Exhibition Hall of Madrid.