Niki Catsoura is a Jew!—But Why?
It’s not just the fact that she has an exotic hairstyle, that makes Catsouras exotic Jew.
The way she uses words like “Jew” and “Jewess” makes it seem that she is an American Jew.
As the photographer behind some of the most popular wedding photography of the past two decades, Catsoures Jewishness has also made her a powerful advocate for Jewish representation in the industry.
Catsouras husband and wife team, who met when they were both studying photography, have had two children and a daughter.
Her photo portfolio features portraits of all sorts of Jews from the worlds of fashion and celebrity.
Catsoulas work in the wedding industry has also earned her the respect of fellow photographers.
“I have met some of my favorite photographers from around the world and they have said, ‘You are an exceptional photographer,'” Catsoula said.
“People will always know you are Jewish if you have this sort of work.”
Catsoulae work has been featured on ABC, CNN, The Huffington Post, NBC, MSNBC, USA Today, The Washington Post, and others.
In addition to his photo series with Catsoul, Catsoul has also collaborated with many other wedding photographers on projects, including a wedding with his girlfriend, the actress-singer and music producer Jenifer Lewis.
He also has his own personal website, Catsousrashamed, which has a collection of photos and personal essays about Jewish identity and heritage.
Catsoultra is currently a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The Jewish Journalist has worked as a freelance writer and photographer since 1997, working for magazines including New York Magazine, Playboy, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and the New York Daily News.
He has written for publications such as The New York Times, the New Yorker and The Guardian.
Catsouls work has appeared in numerous publications including Vanity Fair and the National Review.
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