Join Us In Welcoming
Gary Joseph Cohen
As An Aamora Special Guest Artist
Gary Joseph Cohen is a documentary photographer, writer and educator living in Manhattan, NY.
His photographic and literary works have appeared in Versal Magazine, The Pinch Journal, The Blue Earth Review, The Lana Turner Journal of Poetry and Opinion, Parthenon West Review, Best New Poets 2005 and 2006, and in numerous print and on-line publications throughout the US, China, and Europe.
In addition to having served as The Badlands National Park Artist-in-Residence (2003), Cohen has received a number of travel grants to directly engage his environmental portrait project Contact Lens.
As the title suggests, Contact Lens alludes to the role photography plays in our lives in bringing people and places into sharper focus.
It also alludes to the corrective process imagemaking can shepherd by bringing distal experiences into contact with one another while maintaining mutual sovereignties.
What was once invisible or inaccessible for any number of geographical, cultural or political reasons, simultaneously becomes demystified and far more compelling than any readymade stereotype could hope to support and perpetuate.
Cohen teaches Foundation & Media Arts at The Calhoun School, NYC.