Monica Rich Kosann is a fine art black-and-white photographer, who is also the founder of the Monica Rich Kosann a, jewelry, home decor and accessory company.
Monica Rich Kosann was born in New York City. Monica got her first Rollei camera when she was sixteen and started taking art-quality photographs of children when she was seventeen. She began studying photography at the age of 16 during a summer at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, in Salzburg, Austria. She then attended the International Center of Photography in New York, Rhode Island School of Design, École des Arts at the Sorbonne in Paris. She received a bachelor's degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In addition to photography, Kosann also specializes in interesting ways to display them. A number of years ago, Monica and her husband began scouring antique shows and flea markets for vintage lockets, cigarette cases, and powder compacts that could be adapted to hold family photographs. As demand increased, she developed her own unique collection of jewelry and home accessories.
Monica was named the recipient of the 2010 RISING STAR AWARD for FINE JEWELRY by the Fashion Group International in January 2010. In June 2010, Monica was accepted as a member of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).