Practice Lecture Series: John Cohen

  • SVA MFA Art Practice 335 West 16th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States

John Cohen is a musician, musicologist, photographer and filmmaker. His steadfast campaign for the recognition of traditional roots/folk music has led to the production of fifteen films, hundreds of photographs, and numerous sound recordings. He has also released more than twenty albums with the New Lost City Ramblers, published eight photo books with Steidl, and is the author of countless articles, liner notes, and interviews. From the late 1950s he was involved with the emerging art world in NYC, photographing Robert Frank’s production of Pull My Daisy (1959), and documenting the emergence of Pop Art and the heyday of Cedar Bar, the central hangout of the Abstract Expressionist painters.