Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Photography Exhibition: Philadelphia Museum of Art - Mark Cohen: Strange Evidence

Untitled, 1988, Mark CohenThe Philadelphia Museum of Art has become one of the foremost exhibitors of fine art photography in the nation. Mark Cohen: Strange Evidence looks to be a wonderful exhibition worthy of this great institution.

This exhibition will run from October 23, 2010 through February 28, 2011

Mark Cohen (born 1943) appeared on the American photography scene in the early 1970s and, in the ensuing decades, distinguished himself as one of the most original American street photographers. Working primarily in the small Rust Belt cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he lives, Cohen photographs people and places encountered at random.

This exhibition surveys a select group of some fifty of Cohen’s black-and-white and color photographs made over the past forty years. Together, these pictures chart the transformations that have happened in cities such as Scranton and Wilkes-Barre in those decades, demonstrating that even the most subjective photographs can reveal historical truths.

If you’re in the Philadelphia area during this exhibition, I strongly suggest you take in this terrific exhibition.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

1 comment:

Harvey in NOLA said...

Thanks for his information Ned. We're coming to Philly for the big Mummer's Parade on January 1st and we'll be sure not to miss this exhibition.

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