March 12, 2012

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Our friend Jem Cohen has a series of polaroid photographs and an imbedded 16mm short film (Night Scene New York) online in the New York Times. There will be a print version in Sunday’s Metropolitan section.

From the Jewish Museum website:  In NYC Weights and Measures (2006), Jem Cohen chronicles a city that exudes noise and bustle, balanced with beauty and tranquility. A compendium of street footage, the video shows a ticker-tape parade, street musicians, the subways…life above and under ground. Cohen writes, “Sometimes I just wander around with my camera — I like to see what comes around the corner, and sometimes I just like the corner itself.”