Emil Cohen (b. 1987) is a New York-based artist. Born and raised in Canada and the United States, Emil holds an MFA in fine arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Tufts University. 

His photographs have been featured in group exhibitions across the United States and in solo exhibitions at the William Scott Gallery in Provincetown, MA. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, People Magazine and more. 

Recent Press:




New York City Council - 2018 - Current

Staff Photographer for New York City Council and City Hall. Travel across all five boroughs, photographing the service and stories of all 51 Council Member's. 

The New York Times –  2016-2017

Assigned and research a wide array of news and feature photographs for all sections of the newspaper and web, with a particular emphasis on digital coverage needs. work productively with staff photographers, freelancers, agencies and all other sources of pictures, as well as editors, designers, reporters and producers. Proficient familiarity with electronic image handling, selecting, cropping and toning photographs for articles, blogs, slideshows, and visual essays. Work under Michelle McNally.

Emil D Cohen Photography2011- Current

Freelance photographer for the following organizations and websites: The New York Times, People Magazine, Disney, Esquire Magazine, Microsoft, Butt Magazine, Meat Magazine, Interiors & Sources Magazine, The All Start Project, SAULT New England, Fenway Health, Harvard University, Boston Spirit Magazine, FashionQ&, Sanejo, Jewish Funds For Justice, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Keshet, oSTEM and Dot429.

Featured articles on Buzzfeed, Towleroad and Big, Red & Shiny.

Hired as an assistant for various fashion and commercial photo shoots in Boston, New York and London, UK. Worked with Rankin, Tim Flach, Joseph Ford, Eric Richmond and Graham Atkins Hughes. Duties include setting up and taking down all lighting and other various studio equipment. Ensure all cameras are working and environment is safe to work in, take photos when photographer needs a second shooter. Maintain a happy and stress free studio.

Offices of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 2016

Press and social media strategist at the offices at Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York City. Duties include working on and improving the content and profiles of the senator’s social media accounts such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Photograph events for the senator throughout New York State.

Museum of the City of New York – 2016

Photography teacher at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). Teaching students K-12 about the history of New York through photography. Conduct field trips around New York City and photography tours around the museum.

Michael Costello Studios2014

Digital archivist for painter Michael Costello in Boston, MA. Responsibilities included: Handling artwork and setting up photo studio, photographing artwork both at a macro and micro perspective, uploading images to server and following appropriate metadata and archival procedures, working in Photoshop to color correct and sharpen the images.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University 2013

Teacher for both Basic and Advanced Lighting for Still and Moving Images at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA. Helped facilitate students learn how to use professional lighting equipment including Profoto equipment, Dynalite Kit, Pocket Wizards, Canon Mark II and III and Speed Light Flashes. Also introduced software to help students work in post production. Software included Adobe Suite: Photoshop CC, Bridge CC, and Lightroom.



MFA, Photography THE SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ART AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY – May 2014                                    

BA, Audio Engineering and Music, DREXEL UNIVERSITY – June 2010                                                                                                                              



Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Flickr, YouTube, Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics,

Web Experience: WordPress, Tumblr, Kickstarter, Medium

Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Aperture, In Design

Digital Camera: Capture One, Phocus, Hasselblad, Canon Mark II and III Cameras, Nikon D80, Mammiyaand above +

Professional Studio Lighting Equipment (Profoto, Canon, Dyna, Norman)

Analog Cameras: 4x5, 8x10, 6x7, 6x6 Hasselblad camera, 35mm

MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel



Represented artist at the William-Scott Gallery in Provincetown, MA.


2017 HOME – Solo show -  William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA (USA), July 2017

2017 Summer Salon Show – William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA (USA), May 2017

2016 Summer Salon Show – William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA (USA), May 2016

2016 Portraits In Provincetown – William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA (USA) -  Solo Show – June 2015

2014 Shoot & Tell Cell Phone Photography – StoneCrop Gallery, Cape Neddick (USA), ME

2014 SMFA MFA Thesis Show – Cyclorama Gallery, Boston, MA (USA) - 2014

2014 Student Photo Exhibition - The School of Museum Of Fine Arts. Boston. (USA) – 2014

Genetic Material – School Of The Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA (USA) - 2013

2013 PRC Student Exhibition – Boston University Photo Resource Center - Boston, MA (USA) - 2013

Leader Of The Pack – Men’s Center of Boston, Boston (USA). - 2013

2012-2013 Student Photo Exhibition at The School of Museum Of Fine Arts. Boston. (USA) – 2012

Proximity - School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts. Boston (USA) - 2011

Push - School Of The Museum of Fine Arts. Boston (USA) - 2011



Museum of Fine Arts Grant: MFA Merit Award - 2012

Museum of Fine Arts Grant: Post Baccalaureate Scholarship Grant - 2011

Student Travel Agency “Cheesiest” Photo Contest sponsored by Swiss Air – 1st Place - 2009