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June 2nd - July 16th, 2016

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Mark Cohen

Born in 1943 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvannia, U.S.A. – Works and lives in Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Mark Cohen was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where he lived and photographed for most of his life. (He now lives in Philadelphia.) His work was first exhibited in 1969 at the George Eastman House but came to prominence with his first solo exhibition at MoMA in 1973. Known primarily for his black and white images, Cohen was also a pioneer of the 1970s color movement that changed American photography.

Shooting in the gritty environs of working class Pennsylvania, Cohen brought to street photography a literal and innovative closeness that came from his style of holding the camera at arm’s length without looking through the viewfinder while using an unusually wide angle lens. Intrusive but elegant, by turns brutal and sensuous, Cohen’s cropped bodies and faces and gritty still lives and landscapes reveal a finely tuned aesthetic and consistency. No background behind the looming foreground figures is without interest. No random object is observed without purpose. “They’re not easy pictures. But I guess that’s why they’re mine.” says Mark Cohen.

Mark Cohen is the recipient of two Guggenheim Grants and his work is in the collections of major museums from the U.S. to Japan. His most recent retrospective in 2013 at Le Bal in Paris and the accompanying publication “Dark Knees” were singled out by critics around the world as outstanding achievements in photography.

Bare thin arms against aluminum siding, 1981 © Mark Cohen

Available works

Untitled (Man by M), Mexico Serie, Dec. 1992

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper (2016)
28 x 35 cm
Signed

ref : COMA002

Untitled (Man and two white parcels), Mexico City, 1982

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper (2017)
40 x 50 cm
Signed

ref : COMA012

Untitled (boy’s chin and arm), Mexico City, 2003

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Vintage
40 x 50 cm
Signed

ref : COMA022

Untitled (doted stockings), Mexico City, 1981

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper (2017)
40 x 50 cm
Signed

ref : COMA027

Untitled (pretty white dress), Mexico City, 1981

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper (2017)
40 x 50 cm
Signed

ref : COMA030

Untitled (girl w/ crackers at night), Mexico City, 1981

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper (2017)
40 x 50 cm
Signed

ref : COMA031

Untitled (two girls on wall), Veracruz, 1985

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper (2017)
28 x 35 cm
Signed

ref : COMA044

Untitled (embrace), Mexico City, 2003

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper (2017)
28 x 35 cm
Signed

ref : COMA047

Untitled (Boy Striding, Cuernavaca), Mexico serie, Jan. 1991

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper (2017)
28 x 35 cm
Signed

ref : COMA061

Untitled (matches in kid’s hand), Veracruz, 1985

Gelatin silver print on baryta paper (2017)
28 x 35 cm
Signed

ref : COMA048

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