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Rising Phoenix: A Photographic Journey - Changemaker Speaker Series
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Rising Phoenix: A Photographic Journey

Thu November 16, 2023
@ 7:30 pm
Hilarious and heart-wrenching, inspiring and adventurous, Me Ra Koh has created an unconventional life while paving the way for women in photography.
Me Ra Koh
Me Ra Koh – Photographer
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About the Event

With hilarious and heart-wrenching stories, photographer and Sony Artisan of Imagery Me Ra Koh shares her winding personal journey—from being a patient in a locked psych ward, to appearing on Oprah, to living alongside gibbons in Thailand. Me Ra has created an unconventional life for her family while helping pave the way for women in photography. She recounts her time as Disney’s beloved Photo Mom and how it helped her unlock her own power and passion, leading to her work as co-creator of the Rising Phoenix Experience—a photographic journey designed to help people reclaim their purpose and passion.

About the Speaker

Known as Disney’s Photo Mom, Me Ra Koh is a Sony Artisan of Imagery, author, photographer, and speaker. She and her husband and business partner, Brian Tausend, own FIORIA, a portrait studio specializing in documenting and celebrating resilience in families and individuals, giving each client their signature Rising Phoenix Experience. She also hosts Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh, a daily show on Disney Junior that inspires creativity in preschoolers and their parents, and was a recurring guest expert on Live with Kelly and Ryan. She has written five nonfiction books, including Your Family in Pictures. Her work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and in Parenting and American Photo, among many other outlets. Her instructional DVDs, Refuse to Say Cheese and Beyond the Green Box, both won Gold Seal Awards from National Parenting Publications.

Venue and Location


Lone Tree Arts Center


Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree, CO
Thu November 16, 2023
7:30 pm

Rising Phoenix: A Photographic Journey


Changemaker Speaker Series

Lone Tree Arts Center
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