For our first exhibit, we present photos from the collection of Peter Cohen. Peter — one of the collectors featured in Other People’s Pictures — is an investment manager and lives in New York City. He has been collecting vernacular photography for fifteen years and currently owns about 6500 images. Peter searches for a wide range of subject matter, including (but definitely not limited to) kids in pedal cars, people in trees or standing on poles, ‘dangerous women,’ amateur nudes, double exposures, blurs and other ‘interesting mistakes.’
Visually, Peter’s photos run the gamut from the humorous to the sublime, but all of them exemplify the artfulness — often totally accidental — that can be found in snapshot photography.