Dark Knees | Mark Cohen

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  • Beschrijving

    De publicatie Dark Knees geeft een overzicht van het werk van fotograaf Mark Cohen uit de periode 1969 tot en met 2012. Een opmerkelijk oeuvre, geroemd in de jaren zeventig met een tentoonstelling in het Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York en recentelijk herontdekt in Europa. Zijn eigenzinnige stijl van fotograferen springt direct in het oog. Fragmenten van gebaren, houdingen en lichamen vormen de basis van ieder werk. Zijn unieke beeldtaal plaatst hem in een lange traditie van grote straatfotografen zoals Eugène Atget, Robert Frank en Garry Winogrand.

    I became a surrealist because I kept walking around the same blocks, and I started taking a picture of a guy’s shoe. I didn’t know what I was doing exactly. I was just being led by whatever I would see.
    Mark Cohen, a major figure in street photography since the 1970’s. He has been relentlessly photographing his home town, Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania and its surroundings. He wasn’t interested in drawing a social portrait of this coal town, he kept for more than forty years the distant eye of a stranger, always alert. On an impulse of a split second, Cohen would go very to close to his subjects to take what has become his iconic “grab shots” often blinding them with the artificial light of the flash. In black & white and in color, his photographs taken at arm’s length, without focusing most of the time, chop off fragments of gestures, postures or body parts that run over the frame leaving only torsos without face, hands, feet, pairs of legs or simply knees. From this dazzling combination of lines, these images convey a feeling of restless energy and strangeness to daily life.

    Titel: Dark Knees
    Fotograaf: Mark Cohen
    Auteur: Vince Aletti
    Uitgever: Xavier Barral, Paris
    Aantal pagina's: 188
    ISBN: 9782365110426
    Taal: Engels / Frans

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