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John Cohen: The High and Lonesome Sound
STEIDL

Clth, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 262 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/30/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783869302546 | $50.00



John Cohen: Here and Gone, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie & the 1960s
STEIDL

Hbk, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783869306049 | $48.00



John Cohen: Walking in The Light
STEIDL

Hbk, 9 x 9.25 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 1/31/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783869307725 | $45.00



John Cohen: Walking in The LightJohn Cohen: Walking in The Light

Published by Steidl.
Text by John Cohen.

Walking in The Light is John Cohen's photographic journey towards and through gospel music. From 1954 to 1964 he photographed in the black churches of East New York, on the streets of New Haven, in the home of blind Reverend Gary Davis, as well as in the darkness of a boxing gym and the blackness of coal shovelers at an industrial site. Of all these images, those of worshippers at a small church in Harlem form the emotional centerpiece of Cohen's journey, where music leads to spiritual release in trances and dances. The last destination of this odyssey is Johns Island, South Carolina, where Gullah children connect to African ancestors through games and play. Cohen's photographs of musical performances in religious settings reflect the inner sound expressed on the face of a singer, a soulful expression, the quality of light that illuminates the face of a child, or the intensity of a prayer. Sound, song and religious feeling are permanently rendered in black and white.

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Hardcover, 9 x 9.25 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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John Cohen: The High and Lonesome SoundJohn Cohen: The High and Lonesome Sound

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In 1959 John Cohen travelled to East Kentucky looking for what he calls old music. Cohen asked for names at local gas stations but soon ran out of leads, and drove off the highway onto the next dirt road. Here he stumbled across Roscoe Holcomb playing the banjo and singing on his front porch in a way says Cohen, "that made the hairs on my neck stand up on end." And so by pure chance began the lifelong friendship that is the background for The High and Lonesome Sound. Cohen visited Holcomb frequently over the next three decades, and made many photographs, films and records of his music. In time Holcomb, a poor coal miner by trade, became a regular feature on the American concert and festival circuits. The strange beauty and discomfort of his music--a mixture of blues, ballads and Baptist hymns, and unique through his high strained voice--was exposed to a larger audience. Nevertheless, Holcomb died alone in a nursing home in 1981. The High and Lonesome Sound combines Cohen's vintage photos, film and musical recordings as well as an anecdotal text into a multimedia tribute to this underappreciated legend of American music whose every performance was, in Cohen's words, "not just a rendition of music, but a test of something to be overcome."

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Clth, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 262 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 11/30/2012
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John Cohen: Here and Gone, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie & the 1960sJohn Cohen: Here and Gone, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie & the 1960s

Published by Steidl.

John Cohen was a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers, one of the American folk revival's most authentic and respected musical groups. In the 1960s he made a series of photographs of the last years of Woody Guthrie's life, and early portraits of Bob Dylan on his arrival in New York, depicting two titans of American music at opposite ends of their careers. In the process, Cohen portrayed one of the great moments of American folk music history. The book contains other images from the 1960s, including the music scenes at Washington Square and on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, images of Jerry Garcia and the musicians in San Francisco's Family Dog, as well as the psychedelic Sky River Rock festival. In 1970, Dylan requested Cohen make another set of color photographs of him with a camera that could take photographs from a block away. He was portrayed walking unrecognized on the streets of the city and at a farm in upstate New York. The photographs were used in Dylan's album Self Portrait.

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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PUB DATE 10/31/2014
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