9.11.2010

JOHN COHEN: Past Present Peru

John Cohen's "Past Present Peru", recently published by Steidl, combines two clothbound hardcover books, one with photographs spanning fifty years, one album with 3 CDs of recordings of Andean Music and another album with 5 film DVDs housed in a slipcase. Photograph (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved

Peru, 1956
Photograph (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved


"Past Present Peru" published by Steidl
Photograph (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved

"Past Present Peru" published by Steidl
Photographs (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) John Cohen/All Rights Reserved

"John Cohen is a photographer, musician and filmmaker who has cultivated a fifty-year long fascination with the people, cultures and landscape of Peru. Cohen took his first photographs in Peru in 1956 and has returned many times since to continue documenting. He began recording music in Peru in 1964, using a portable tape recorder to capture performances wherever he could: at festivals, in villagers’ homes, even waiting at a bus stop. Cohen’s photographs, stored for years in boxes in a barn near his home, and the music, today archived at the Smithsonian Institute, have not been published in their entirety until now." Steidlville.com

8 comments:

Caio Fern said...

the culture fron the Andes always fascinated me ....
this photos are beautiful.

Liliana Lucki said...

Otro mundo,maravillosamente mostrado con la lente y el talento.

Desde Argentina,saluda Liliana.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Bruce Barone said...

What great work.
Wonderful. Beautiful.
Thank You for sharing!

Kris said...

These pics are pretty amazing!

Laurent said...

What a very glorious project.

MilaneseGAL said...

Lovely!