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Mark Cohen: Dark Knees Hardcover – February 28, 2014

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Le Bal / Editions Xavier Barral; Bilingual edition (February 28, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2365110428
  • ISBN-13: 978-2365110426
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


The whole picture is always somehow just outside the frame in Mark Cohen's frenetic documentations of life in Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Pennsylvania. Maybe he is too caught up snapping the pattern of an overcoat or the casual gesture of a passerby, a chunk of snow melting on the street or the shadow cast by a few apples sitting on a newspaper. But the Pennsylvania he sees - in photographs that span decades, mostly in black and white, with snatches of color - is raw and captivating. (Clinton Cargill The New York Times Magazine 2013-12-19)

It's a modest, book, with a startling beauty: the photographs, which are exhilarating; their exquisite reproduction, mainly in rich, soft black and white, but with the occasional varnished color picture by contrast; the use of Cohen's banal descriptors of each of the pictures, in his own naïve hand, as the book's text ('Flashed head top,' 'Dog between houses,' 'Snow falling in alley,' 'Ants on sidewalk,' etc.); the rhythm of the book; and its brilliantly understated design. (Chris Boot TIME 2013-11-25)

About the Author

Mark Cohen est né en 1943 à Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvanie.  En 1969, il prend part à l’exposition collective Vision and Expression, présentée à l’International Museum of Photography de Rochester. En 1971, il obtient une bourse du Guggenheim pour poursuivre son travail sur Wilkes-Barre et ses alentours. En résulte Grim Street exposé au Musée d'Art Moderne de New York en 1973.En 1975, William Jenkins lui donne carte blanche pour produire une série de photographies couleur, True Color, exposée à la George Eastman House l’année suivante. En 1975 également, il reçoit une bourse nationale pour les Arts et la photographie et en 1976, pour la seconde fois, la bourse du Guggenheim.Son travail sera présenté dans de nombreuses institutions telles que la Light Gallery, Castelli Graphics, le Whitney Museum of American Art de New York, la Corcoran Gallery of Art à Washington, l’Art Institute of Chicago et tout récemment le Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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