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Girl Holding Popsicle

1972, printed 1983 Mark Cohen Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1943 Gary Schneider (Printer) Janet Borden (Publisher) gelatin silver print sheet: 14 x 17 in. (35.5 x 43.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Dene and Mel Garbow © 1972, Mark Cohen 1992.73.4 Not currently on view


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In Girl Holding Popsicle, a young girl twists shyly as she poses before a graffiti-inscribed brick wall. Mark Cohen took this photograph spontaneously as he passed through a back alley. Cohen does not hesitate to get assertively close to the strangers he meets in his hometown of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Many of his photographs were made without looking through a viewfinder, and so remained a mystery even to Cohen until they were developed.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013

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Figure female - child - torso

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photography - photoprint

paper - kodak polycontrast

gelatin silver

About Mark Cohen

Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1943

About Gary Schneider

Born: East London, South Africa 1954

About Janet Borden

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