The American Scandinavian Association awarded longtime National Press Club photographer Marshall H. Cohen its prestigious Henry Hanson Award on May 22 in recognition of his outstanding service to the association and the Nordic community. The award, named for one of the ASA’s original founders, is presented annually.
Cohen is a past president and vice president of the American Scandinavian Association and serves currently as an ex officio member of its board of directors. Cohen founded the NPC’s Photography Committee in 2001, and has photographed world-class newsmakers for 42 years. He was accredited to the White House for 12 years during both the President George H.W. Bush and the William J. Clinton administrations. He also submitted newsmaker photographs to a variety of international and national news sources including Jewish Rhode Island.
Cohen is a graduate of Pawtucket West High School, Brown University and Georgetown University. He is the son of the late Samuel and Lucy Cohen of Pawtucket.