Oriana Koren is an an editorial and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles.
Koren's penchant to disarm using gentle wit and deep empathy equips them with a nimbleness that resonates in the studio and on location, across the globe. Their work often lies the intersections of gender, race and sexuality in the age of visibility and inclusion. They are a founding member of the Authority Collective and the lead architect behind the Lit List, a new award committed to recognizing and awarding the outstanding work of under the radar, marginalized photographers. Koren is currently working on a multi-media project exploring familial violence, childhood sexual abuse, and generational trauma in communities of color.
Select Clients & PublicationsApple, Adobe, National Geographic Traveler, Esquire UK, the California Sunday Magazine, the New York Times, Lonely Planet, Sunset Magazine, Tillamook, Samsung, Airbnb, Bon Appetit, 72andSunny, Lucky PeachThe Washington Post, Ten Speed Press, Airbnbmag, Los Angeles Magazine, Food + Wine
BooksThe Baja Book, Ten Speed Press, April 2020Selected Press + InterviewsArtsy, PDN 1 2 3, FeatureShoot, Smart Mouth Podcast, Humble Arts FoundationAwards + GrantsLucie Foundation Scholarship Shortlist 2018, Getty Images Creative Bursary 2018, American Photography 35
Not sure what to assign me? Here are some story ideas I'd like to work on!Profile/feature portraits of: Food activist & farmer, Leah Penniman; Chef Nina Compton (Compere Lapin); Chef Mashima Bailey (the Grey); Tunde Wey; Jordan Peele; Jameela Jamil; Jasmyn Ward; New vanguard of black musicians including Tierra Whack; Emily King; Amber Mark; Sunni Colon; Cecile McLorin Salvant; Christian Scott aTunde; Phony Ppl; Leikeli47. Sake making in the Pacific Northwest; Understanding the suicidal brain in women of color; food travel in Martinique and St. Croix; Black expats in Japan and South Korea in the wake of 45; Cooking at home with Kelis. Foraging for psychedelic mushrooms in Yuunan. Ex-Seventh Day Adventist Members; Portraits of survivors of color who have escaped familial violence and generational trauma.