Brie Cohen

Brie Cohen is an award-winning photojournalist based in the Twin Cities. She has worked as a photojournalist for the Albert Lea Tribune and as a freelancer for The Associated Press. Her work has appeared places like the front page of USA Today and is the front cover of the twelfth edition of Mevlin Mencher’s News Reporting and Writing. Brie grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, and graduated magna cum laude and with distinction with a Bachelors of Arts degree in visual journalism from the University of Minnesota. Brie lives in Northeast Minneapolis and enjoys running, playing soccer, hanging by the lakes, eating local food, picnics, keeping up with the art scene, and frolicking.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Goodnight Moon

What’s your favorite line from a book?

My favorite quote is a from Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” and it’s “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

John Green and Miranda July

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I wanted to become a photographer because I wanted to show people what I see. I love that it involved both creativity and math, and I especially enjoy being able to immerse myself in all different kinds of worlds, depending on what subject I’m photographing.