Alan Cohen

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Alan Cohen: Earth with Meaning
by Mary Jane Jacob
Publisher's Description
An encounter with Aaron Siskind inspired American photographer Alan Cohen (born 1943) to abandon his doctoral program in thermodynamics and instead pursue a career in photography under Siskind’s tutelage. For the past two decades Cohen has traveled the world, using the medium of black-and-white photography to record places marked by the political acts or the covert actions of others; places marked by time through the course of natural and often catastrophic occurrences. Crumbling stone walls and other near-invisible demarcations of political boundaries are among the mute witnesses he chooses as his subjects. “I have come to understand that history, in a contemporary image, can be sited,” Cohen writes. “Events can-and do-become geography.” This book tracks the evolution of Cohen’s work over a 40-year career, reflecting the artist’s belief in photography as both a social document and a meditative art.
ISBN: 0983121737
Publisher: Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Hardcover : 260 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.2 x 11 x 1 inches
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