STEWART COHEN: IDENTITY
Contact: Vicki Young
214.948.5940, 214.948.6940 fax
DALLAS-(March 2010)-Photographer Stewart Cohen's new monograph is comprised of 50 portraits of compelling people ranging from the fascinatingly famous Prince Albert of Monaco to the simply fascinating Lucky Larry Bailey. Accompanying each photograph in the subject's own hand is their response to Stewart's question, "What makes you unique as an individual?" This combination of images and personal commentaries, in what Cohen calls his 'bio-pic' project, goes beyond the traditional portrait book.
"Stewart Cohen and his camera work magic...he does more than capture people and their personalities. He explores their identity. Each page will delight you, and also make you think. It's a treasure," commented Walter Isaacson.
An artist's reception and book signing will be held Thursday, April 8th, from 6-9pm at Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Dallas, Texas 75207, (214.969.1852), www.pdnbgallery.com. The work will remain on display through April 14th. Artist's proceeds from print sales will be gifted to Big Thought, a nonprofit dedicated to improving public education by giving every child opportunities to engage in the creative process. www.bigthought.org
Additional details at www.dreameditionspress.com.
Recognized for his extraordinary ability to shoot people and lifestyle moments, Cohen's motion and still assignments have taken him to 40 countries on all seven continents. "Through visual storytelling I get to explore and meet people I'd never know. Curiosity and wonder are the creative engines that drive me. I just want the viewer to feel what I see." Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, he now resides in Texas with his wife Kimberley and their two daughters.
Book and images available on request.
T. Boone Pickens; Erin Brockovich; Jane Goodall; John Lee Hooker; Fiona Rae; Theo Kogan; John Henry Toney; Ralff R. Berr; Faye and Sue Gallo; Erykah Badu; Andrew Bennett; B.B. King; John Carlisle; Eric Jason Flum; Derrill Radcliff Osborn; Lucky Larry Bailey; Erik Sprague; Nathalie Krassovska; Dominick Dunne; Oscar Niemeyer; Spalding Gray; Amy Talkington; Stanley Marsh 3; Edgar Winter; Bobby McFerrin; Helô Pinheiro; Kevin Aviance; Liz Smith; Kinky Friedman; Amy Tan; Beck Weathers; Peter Beard; Jack Kilby; Ted Radcliffe; Stephen Hawking; Ralph "Sonny" Barger; Jenny Holzer; Ed Ruscha; Stephanie Marentic; Philip Glass; Tom Bywaters; Tori Allen; Bishop T.D. Jakes; Bill Ritter, Jr.; Bob Schneider; Cecile Richards; Christian Keesee; Oscar Goodman; Prince Albert of Monaco; Campbell Bosworth
Campbell Bosworth, 2009