Maxi Cohen is an artist and independent filmmaker, working in a variety of media. For more than 20 years she has been photographing and videotaping Ladies Rooms around the world, a radiography of personal and public moments. A dedicated environmentalist, Maxi has also been travelling around the world and photographing waterways and their impact on communities and the surrounding landscapes.
As a filmmaker, she gave cameras to African-Americans, Latinos, and Koreans living in the areas of the LA Riots and produced a feature length documentary “South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices”, She also produced the feature film “Seven Women-Seven Sins” and directed “Anger”. Both “South Central Los Angeles: Inside Voices” and “Seven Women-Seven Sins” have received internationally acclaim.
Maxi Cohen’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem, and other venues around the world. Her videos as well as her first documentary feature film “Joe and Maxi”, a film about her relationship with her father, are being preserved and archived by MoMA.
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