Works by Mark Cohen, a longtime Wilkes-Barre resident and street photographer, are on display at the Danziger Gallery in Manhattan. The New York Times
looks back at Cohen's love affair with his hometown.
After 40 wonderful years, Mark Cohen has abruptly ended his relationship with his muse. It might seem like cold betrayal, but it’s really more complicated than that.
His muse isn’t a woman. It’s Wilkes-Barre, his Pennsylvania hometown, where he has been making stark street photographs since the 1970s. Last year Mr. Cohen, 71, moved to Philadelphia and into an apartment more manageable than the house where he raised his children and had his commercial studio.
His old romance was a black-and-white affair, literally, and he is showing some of those gritty images from the 1970s and 1980s at the Danziger Gallery in Manhattan. But this time he has included many lesser-known color photographs from the same era.
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