Gold 2017 People / Culture

The Land of Tears and Joy

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Culture
  • 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. 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, Galle