Cohen Studios Teams with Habitat/Wake

Raleigh photographer volunteers to document

2009 Homes Tour, Party


logo_horizontalNovember 5, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Photographer Max Cohen of Cohen Studios in downtown Raleigh, NC, has volunteered his professional services for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County’s ninth Home Tour and Party on Sunday, November 22.

Max Cohen

The annual event is a fundraiser for Habitat/Wake that takes participants on a tour of homes built by Habitat/Wake volunteers. After the homes tour, the party at Habitat’s ReStore on Raleigh Boulevard kicks off the holiday season.

Max Cohen will photograph each of the homes on the tour and capture the festivities at the ReStore, which sells recycled and usable building materials at discount to raise money for building Habitat homes.

“I’m a huge fan of Habitat’s mission of building affordable homes for people in need,” said Cohen, who opened his photography studio this year. “And Habitat is all about volunteerism, so I figured I should do my part. I’m a lot better with a camera than I am a hammer.”

The after-tour party will include seafood from 42nd Street Oyster Bar in Raleigh and live music. Tickets are $50 and are available at

For more information on Habitat/Wake, visit

For more information on Cohen Studios, visit

About Cohen Studios:

A graduate of Enloe High School in Raleigh and the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, Max Cohen of Cohen Studios has been a professional photographer for five years, working in both digital photography and film. At H.I.P., he was exposed to a wide range of technical skills and studied under world-renown photographers as instructors and guest speakers. Describing himself as a “generalist,” he enjoys all types of subjects, from children and high school senior portraits to commercial and editorial assignments. The studio is located at 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh. For more information, visit Cohen Studios is also available on Facebook and Citysearch.

Take the CHAIR Trail for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

Purple Armchair has announced the hosts for the chairs-turned-art for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County’s 2008 CHAIRity Gala & Auction, to be held October 11, 7-11 p.m. at Purple Armchair, 600 N. West St., in downtown Raleigh.

From now until October 10, the 30-plus chairs that area artists “recycled” into works of original art can be seen at:
The Cupcake Shoppe – Glenwood South
Turkish Delight – Glenwood South

Kohn Associates – Glenwood South

Edge Office – Glenwood South

Helio’s – Glenwood South

Hardtimes Café – Glenwood South

The Globe – Glenwood South

FM – Glenwood South

Catch 22 – Glenwood South
Little Art Gallery – Cameron Village

Antiques Emporium – Cameron Village
Visual Art Exchange – 325 Blake Street in City Market
Flanders Gallery –  18 Seaboard Avenue

Margaux’s (4 chairs) – 8111 Creedmoor Road

Humble Pie – 316 S. Harrington Street

The George – Glenwood South

Local Color Gallery – Glenwood South
Raleigh Downtowner offices – 617 W. Jones St.

Downtown Raleigh Alliance offices – 120 S. Wilmington St.

Modern Times gallery – 10 E. Hargett St.

Purple Armchair – 600 N.West St.