APOSTROPHE examines the role of the photographic camera as a literary device, domicile and sepulcher . All material was shot on location in Paris and Chalon-sur-Saône, France, over a forty-day period of time during the summer of 2012, upon the anniversary of the death of the author's grandmother. It is to her, Anna, this book is dedicated.
Gary Joseph Cohen is a photographer, media artist, writer and teacher living in Manhattan, NY. His work has been published in numerous journals and magazines, including: The Pinch Journal; Blue Earth Review; World Vision Magazine (China); Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing; Parthenon West Review; Best New Poets 2005 and 2006; and elsewhere. In 2003 he served as The Badlands National park Artist-in-Residence, and was a Vermont Studio Center fellow in 2000 for drawing and painting. Cohen’s ongoing body of work “Contact Lens” is quintessentially social and documentary in nature, with a lean towards folklore. The intimate collision between person and place, and the impulse to bear witness to this angular dance, runs like a rhizome beneath the surface of his work. He teaches media arts, poetry and social justice to high school students at The Calhoun School in Manhattan. For more information and/or to contact the artist, please visit : www.garyjosephcohen.com