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As a fine-art portrait photographer and jewelry and home accessory designer, Monica Rich Kosann has worked for many years with people to integrate their memories and most cherished possessions into their daily lives.
Kosann works with photography clients to integrate her candid images of children and family into the décor of their homes. She encourages clients to frame her photographs as they would any other piece of art, creating what she calls "the fine art of family for the home."
Monica got her first Rollei camera when she was sixteen and started taking art-quality photographs of children when she was seventeen. She studied at the International Center of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, the Sorbonne in Paris, and the International Academy of Art in Austria.
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 their own unique collection of jewelry and home accessories. Today, Monica's brand-name jewelry, image cases and frames are sold in more than seventy select stores across the country, including Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's, and Neiman Marcus. In 2008, Monica opened her own in-store boutique at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
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.
Monica’s new book Living With What You Love was published in April 2010 by the Clarkson Potter division of Random House.
For more information about Monica Rich Kosann visit www.monicarichkosann.com, her Facebook page, and YouTube channel.