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Behind The Lens In The Middle East

It’s one thing to open up Time magazine and flip through the pages, briefly noticing the images from the latest Middle East conflict. It’s quite another to stand behind the camera.

In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we’ll talk with Israeli photojournalist Gil Cohen-Magen about his work in the contentious region.

Hear & See More: Photojournalist Gil Cohen-Magen speaks three times in Kansas City over the next two days:

Gil Cohen-Magen is a photojournalist whose photographs have graced the front pages of some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines. With a portfolio that ranges from the most violent scenes of the  Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to the closed world of ultra-Orthodox Hassidim, Cohen-Magen has captured the many faces of the Holy Land through his lense. A graduate of the Hadassah College of Jerusalem's Photography program, Cohen-Magen spent 8 years working with the Reuters news agency. One of his photographs was selected as one of the top 100 photographs of the decade. Cohen-Magen has exhibited his photographs in Europe and in Israel. Since 2001, he has been working on a series of photo essays on the ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Jerusalem. Cohen-Magen lives in the city of Modiin, Israel.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.