After years of producing some of the most riveting and emotionally captivating images for the Jewish Orthodox couples all over the United States, Benjamin Kohen has been granted membership in to one of most prestigious and internationally renowned photographic organizations in the world. Exclusive membership is granted on the merit of photographic excellence in documentary and artistic wedding photojournalism as well as professional integrity in client services. 

Benjamin Kohen holds the only such distinguishment within the Jewish Orthodox photography community in the New York Tri-State Area. 

Below is a small snippet from WJPA & AGPJA website. 


  • 1st Place Award Winner in Artistic Wedding Photojournalism    AG|WPJA Q4 2014     

  • 13th Place Award Winner in Artistic Wedding Photojournalism AG|WJPA Q1  2015  

  • 14th Place Award Winner in Artistic Wedding Photojournalism AG|WJPA Q2  2015

  • 3rd Place Award Winner in Artistic Wedding Photojournalism AG|WJPA  Q3  2015  



The Wedding Photojournalist Association

Since 2002 the WPJA has been the number one trusted source for the best wedding photojournalists in the world. Recognized for excellence by leading wedding publications including BRIDES magazine, the WPJA is an international network of vigorously vetted professional photographers whose work is regularly judged by award-winning photojournalists (including many Pulitzer Prize-winners) and news photo editors.  With ongoing curatorial vision the association identifies emerging talent, keeping our talent pool fresh and cutting edge. The WPJA is dedicated to upholding the highest standards in creative wedding photojournalism while promoting best business practices. 


To us capturing honest moments matters. So do integrity, trust and creativity. Our mission is to guarantee consumers the most extensive and exclusive network of award-winning wedding photographers available anywhere. And our promise to members is a beneficial fraternity in an elite group of the finest wedding photographers in the world.  


To achieve our mission, the WPJA only accepts into membership gifted, honest wedding photojournalists who work tirelessly to deliver excellent photography to their clients. We also sponsor semi-annual competitions to inspire photographers and illustrate for consumers how transformational truly great wedding photojournalism can be. 


Trust | Accuracy | Guaranteed Excellence | Exclusivity | Best Business Practices 


The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (AGPJA) is comprised of outstanding wedding photographers, who are at the forefront of the wedding photography industry when it comes to enhancing images. The chief objective of the AGPJA is to provide members with a platform where the finest artistic wedding photojournalism in the world is spotlighted and promoted for the bride and groom.

The AGPJA is a separate division of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Whereas the WPJA upholds strict guidelines that forbid excessive picture manipulation, the AGPJA encourages and fosters creative image enhancement, with the vision of promoting Artistic, Fine Art Wedding Photojournalism.

Visit WJPA Site for more information.