Photographer-Artist Jeff Cowen spoke about his work and his approach to art in a conversation recorded at Michael Werner Kunsthandel in Köln Germany, March 2012. Cowen makes original mural-size, sculptural, painterly photographic works that are visually stunning and beautiful — and they defy easy categorization.
Art Historian Jennifer Crowley and Lens Culture Director Jim Casper conducted the on-stage interview.
“Right after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident, I found a blog about peacocks that were left in the evacuation zone .... I started imagining those peacocks, walking around the empty town with their beautiful wings spread. The image I had in my mind seemed so far away from what was going on in Fukushima. It was as if two different layers of images – the disaster scene and beautiful peacocks – were overlapping with each other without being unified.”
80 remarkable photos documenting this 1,000 year-old male-only religious community in Greece.
A meditation on loss and collective memory, this series contrasts the sweet innocence of childhood with the pain of losing loved ones later in life.