David Elliot Cohen

Author and Publisher

Over the course of three decades, author and editor, David Elliot Cohen worked with the world’s foremost photojournalists to create large format illustrated books that collectively sold nearly six million copies. Most were in the immensely popular Day in the Life and America 24/7 photography book series. Four of Cohen’s books were New York Times bestsellers. Six others were national bestsellers in the US and abroad. Cohen also wrote two popular memoirs, One Year Off and The Wrong Dog, and produced four books for charitable purposes. His awards include the “Innovation in Photography Award” from the American Society of Media Photographers, a National Jewish Book Award, the American Jewish Committee's humanitarian award, a Catholic Press Association Award, and a silver medal from the government of Spain. He is a literary laureate of the San Francisco Public Library. 

Cohen has been profiled in The New York Times, People and other major periodicals. He appeared multiple times on The Today Show, Good Morning America and NPR’s All Things Considered as well as many other major television and radio programs. His books appeared twice each on the covers of Time and Newsweek and in all fifty major market newspapers. Cohen grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and graduated from Yale University. He is married with five children and lives in Manhattan.