Barcelona, Barcelona, España
Jordi Cohen is a documentary photographer based in Barcelona. Born in Manresa, Spain. With a Medical background, he has worked for twenty years in the health sector in Spain, Latin America and Africa. Make fundamentally social reports. His work attempts to convey emotions linked to cultural aspects of different countries and civilizations. NGO Contributor AIDNOH (Haiti), Agua de Coco (Madagascar) and Cafebabel (Digital European magazine).
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.
Has published in European and American media (Sunday Telegraph, CNN Blog, Leica Magazine, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, Photo France, XL Semanal, Piel de Foto, Chasseur d’Images y FotoMagazin Germany)
Has been awarded in POYLatam, Humanity Photography Awards, IPA (International Photography Awards), China International Press Photo, Prix de la Photographie (Paris), Infanta Cristina (Spain), Kellicutt International Photo Show (USA), Visa pour l’Image (France), Latin Union – Martín Chambi (Iberoamérica), Culture Photojournalism Award Latin America (Mexico) and “Save the Children” Photocontest. Finalist in International Photojournalism Award “City of Gijón” (Spain) and Descubimientos Photoespaña (Madrid).
2015 - Humanity Photography Awards, 2014 - China International Press Photo. , 2013 - POY Latam, 2009 - VISA pour l'ANI (VISA pour l'Image)
The eight lives of Juan Pedro
The bull runner of Pamplona Juan Pedro Lecuona is the owner of one of the best pairs of legs in the history of the bulls at Pamplona. With traditionally rolled up his pants and fanfold paper, their careers have become one of the traditional prints of Pamplona career. Behind the runner, his life at the limit in the morning and work in the evenings as “mulillero” at the Bullfight Arena, a wife and four children, a few friends and beliefs. Behind the man is a hero. This is the story of how the family pass, values and fears between the living room and vertigo face bull.
Aligats is a photographic project in which I tried to capture emotions, experiences and feelings of the participants in the "Salt de l'Àliga" of La Patum, Corpus traditional celebration of Berga (Barcelona, Catalonia).The Patum of Berga is a traditional festival declared masterpiece of oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2005. The Àliga (Eagle) of Berga is the most distinguished and most symbolic element of this feast, and his dance choreography is the highest value. Besides symbolizing power, dignity, peace and justice, recalls the liberation of Berga of feudal power, by becoming a royal town.The dance consists of a first part of solemn musical inspiration and full of feeling, which gradually ascends to a frantic pace, with a scale of obvious oriental tinge. It is at this point that the feelings evoked by the music initially change log, and all participants fall into a state of excitement, following the eagle and trying to get close to her and caress.
Zurkhaneh is a traditional Iranian system of athletics originally used to train warriors. It combines martial arts, strength training and music. Recognized by UNESCO as among the world's longest-running forms of such training, it fuses elements of pre-Islamic Persian culture (particularly Zoroastrianism, Mithraism and Gnosticism) with the spirituality of Shia Islam and Sufism. Practiced in a domed structure called the zurkhaneh, training sessions consist mainly of ritual gymnastic movements and climax with the core of combat practice, a form of submission-grappling called koshti pahlevani.