Photography

Cohen, Mark (1943)

Primarily known for his black-and-white pictures, Mark Cohen pioneered the color movement that changed American photography in the 1970s. The American photographer has developed a peculiar style of shooting, holding his camera at hip level and thus capturing subjects secretly, like a sniper, getting close and then, quickly moving away. A closeness that he uses to depict the gritty environments of Pennsylvania: urban scenes and landscapes as well as children playing or street wanderers that reveal cropped bodies and poor sceneries: ‘They’re not easy pictures. But I guess that’s why they’re mine.’ Although they look clearly intrusive and brutal - ‘This guy's teeth are so terrible’, he says, looking at the Laughing Man's Teeth (1976). ‘This is not right for someone's living room’ - there is nonetheless a sense of elegance and poetry

Tags / Mark Cohen - American Photographer - Street - 1970s - Urban - Poor - Close - Portrait
Mark Cohen, Bandaged Boy on Bike, 1998
Mark Cohen, Bandaged Boy on Bike, 1998
Mark Cohen, Boy in Yellow Shirt Smoking, 1977
Mark Cohen, Boy in Yellow Shirt Smoking, 1977
Mark Cohen, Boy's Hand and Faces, Madrid, 1968
Mark Cohen, Boy's Hand and Faces, Madrid, 1968
Mark Cohen, Girl and Man at Road, 1975
Mark Cohen, Girl and Man at Road, 1975
Mark Cohen, Girl Holding Blackberries, 1975
Mark Cohen, Girl Holding Blackberries, 1975
Mark Cohen, Hand Covering Mouth, 1971
Mark Cohen, Hand Covering Mouth, 1971
Mark Cohen, Knife Seller, Madrid, 1968
Mark Cohen, Knife Seller, Madrid, 1968
Mark Cohen, Man and Food Bag, 2001
Mark Cohen, Man and Food Bag, 2001
Mark Cohen, One Red Glove, 1975
Mark Cohen, One Red Glove, 1975
Mark Cohen, Two Young Women at Fence, London, 1975
Mark Cohen, Two Young Women at Fence, London, 1975
Mark Cohen, Upside-Down Girl, 1974
Mark Cohen, Upside-Down Girl, 1974
Mark Cohen, Defiant Girl up on Fence, 1973
Mark Cohen, Defiant Girl up on Fence, 1973
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1974
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1974
Mark Cohen, Man and Bag, 1974
Mark Cohen, Man and Bag, 1974
Mark Cohen, Untitled, Wilkes-Barre, 1975
Mark Cohen, Untitled, Wilkes-Barre, 1975
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1977
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1977
Mark Cohen, Untitled, Wilkes-Barre, 1975
Mark Cohen, Untitled, Wilkes-Barre, 1975
Mark Cohen, Young Crouching, 1974
Mark Cohen, Young Crouching, 1974
Mark Cohen, Girl's Blonde Hair, 1971
Mark Cohen, Girl's Blonde Hair, 1971
Mark Cohen, Dark Knees, Wilkes-Barre, 1974
Mark Cohen, Dark Knees, Wilkes-Barre, 1974
Mark Cohen, Boy's Eye and Man's Hand, 1974
Mark Cohen, Boy's Eye and Man's Hand, 1974
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1975
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1975
Mark Cohen, Parallel Arms, Aluminium Siding, 1974
Mark Cohen, Parallel Arms, Aluminium Siding, 1974
Mark Cohen, The Girl with Eight Sections, 1973
Mark Cohen, The Girl with Eight Sections, 1973
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1977
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1977
Mark Cohen, Bubblegum, 1975
Mark Cohen, Bubblegum, 1975
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1976
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1976
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1978
Mark Cohen, Untitled, 1978
Mark Cohen, Young Limbs, Harvey's Lake, 1981
Mark Cohen, Young Limbs, Harvey's Lake, 1981
Mark Cohen, Karate Stance, Wilkes-Barre, 1977
Mark Cohen, Karate Stance, Wilkes-Barre, 1977
Mark Cohen, Pink Jump Rope, Wilkes-Barre, 1975
Mark Cohen, Pink Jump Rope, Wilkes-Barre, 1975
Mark Cohen, Young Girl at Beach, New Jersey, 1977
Mark Cohen, Young Girl at Beach, New Jersey, 1977
Mark Cohen, Three Boys in Glasses, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Three Boys in Glasses, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Family Hoagies, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Family Hoagies, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Girl Holds Ball, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Girl Holds Ball, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Kids on Porch, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Kids on Porch, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Knees by Pool, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Knees by Pool, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Untitled (Boy and Bag), 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Untitled (Boy and Bag), 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Girl Behind Trash Can, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Girl Behind Trash Can, 1970s/ 1980s
Mark Cohen, Untitled (Woman and Dog), 1976
Mark Cohen, Untitled (Woman and Dog), 1976
Mark Cohen, Untitled (Girls Flinching and Hiding Faces), 1972
Mark Cohen, Untitled (Girls Flinching and Hiding Faces), 1972
Mark Cohen, Headless Horseman, 1967
Mark Cohen, Headless Horseman, 1967
Mark Cohen, Woman with red lips smoking, 1975
Mark Cohen, Woman with red lips smoking, 1975
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