Jeff Cowen (January 9, 1966 in New York City, New York) is an American art photographer known for painterly photo murals and photo collages. Cowen is the first photographer to be represented by the Michael Werner Gallery Cologne since it opened in 1968.
Jeff Cowen was a New York University Honours Scholar in Oriental Studies. He also studied at Waseda University in Tokyo. His senior year he took a photography class with Elaine Mayes at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. During this class he made photographs of prostitution in the Meatpacking District in New York City. This work was acquired by the New-York Historical Society for their permanent collection.