Animal Photographer: Jessie Cohen (1952-2009)

Jessie Cohen came to the National Zoo in Washington in 1979. Over her 30-year career, she brought the Zoo’s animals to millions of people through her beautiful photographs and unparalleled eye. Exhibits, books, and websites are filled with her work. Today, her photos serve as a legacy to her commitment, her talent and her incredible passion.

“As an animal photographer, I can make something tangible from the natural world.”
—Jessie Cohen