About & Contact

To contact Isadora, send an email to info@isadorakosofsky.com

Isadora Kosofsky is a documentary photographer, filmmaker, and social anthropologist based in Los Angeles who discovered documentary photography at the age of 14. She takes an immersive approach to photojournalism, working with her subjects for years at a time. Her passion is to document American social issues from a humanistic stance. She was named a TED Fellow in 2018. She received the 2012 Inge Morath Award from the Magnum Foundation for her multi-series documentary about romantic relationships of the aged. She was a participant in the 2014 Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo. She is the recipient of a 2017 Getty Instagram Grant. Her work has received distinctions from Flash Forward Magenta Foundation, Ian Parry Foundation, Social Documentary Network, IAFOR, Women in Photography International, Prix de la Photographie Paris, The New York Photo Festival and a nomination for Reportage Photography of the Year at the 2016 Lead Awards (German Pulitzer). Isadora's images have been featured in The London Sunday Times, Slate, The Washington Post, the New York Times, TIME, Le Monde, VICE, The New Yorker, Mashable, Paris Match, Polka, The Guardian, Le Point, Dummy Magazine, Internazionale, American Photo, PDN, The British Journal of Photography and The Huffington Post, among others. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and can be found in Family Photography Now (Thames and Hudson, 2016), a photographic anthology, and in Public Private Portraiture from Mossless. She was a speaker at the 2016 National Geographic Photography Seminar and is an instructor in the World Press Photo Foundation's upcoming courses on critical visual journalism.

Available for assignments in Los Angeles and around the world.

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