Cohen Studios Expands Services To Editorial Coverage

While covering SparkCon for The Raleigh Downtowner, Max Cohen captured this image of an artist at work on Fayetteville Street.
While covering SparkCon for The Raleigh Downtowner, Max Cohen captured this image of an artist at work on Fayetteville Street.

October 12, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Cohen Studios, a full-service photography studio located in downtown Raleigh, NC, has been added to “Our State” magazine’s list of preferred photographers and has become a contributing photographer for “The Raleigh Downtowner.”

Max Cohen of Cohen Studios is best known for his commercial and wedding photography and environmental portraiture. Yet he’s been interested in photo-journalism since he attended the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts.

“There’s an immediacy to editorial photography and a level of creative freedom that is really exciting,” he said. “It’s also a lot of fun to think about how the images I capture will enhance and illustrate a story or news item. It’s also nice to get a credit line!”

Published by Mann Media since 1996, “Our State” is a 75-year-old, statewide, monthly magazine that concentrates on the people and history of North Carolina and suggests places to visit.

“The photographic strength of Our State has made it very competitive among professional photographers to be published here,” says Deanne O’Connor, the magazine’s art director.

“The Raleigh Downtowner” is a monthly publication on newsstands and online, edited and published by Crash Gregg of Raleigh. The “Downtowner” focuses primarily on the center city district, featuring stories on local entertainment, arts and culture, dining, business, events, music, wine, fashion, and Raleigh history.

Recently, Cohen covered the SparkCon celebration of creativity that took place on Fayetteville Street for the “Downtowner.”

“I’m looking forward to many more assignments from the “Downtowner” and to seeing my work in the pages of Our State,” he said. “It’s really nice to get out of the studio from time to time.”

Cohen Studios celebrated its grand opening this month in the 311 W. Martin Street building, which houses a collection of studios and gallery space. 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. For more information, visit Cohen Studios is also available on Facebook and Citysearch.