Hallmark Institute of Photography is pleased to welcome Craig Cohen, of powerHouse Books, a world-renowned and critically acclaimed independent publisher specializing in fine art, documentary, pop culture, fashion and celebrity books. Craig, executive publisher at powerHouse, will introduce the concept of personal projects to photography students at Hallmark on Friday, February 13.
Craig joined powerHouse in 1996, a year after Daniel Power founded the firm, and became a partner in 2000. While other publishers were publishing classic art books, powerHouse released Back in the Days by Jamel Shabazz and launched the street fashion genre with photos taken on the street of people who discovered a new style of dressing, posturing, attitude. Craig has also produced such titles as the groundbreaking Vivian Maier: Street Photographer; Life is Paradise by Francisco Clemente; Women Before 10 a.m. by Véronique Vial; Crosstown by Helen Levitt, The Destruction of Lower Manhattan by Danny Lyon and Take Ivy by Y. Yahashida.
Craig has worked with a diverse collection of artists, such as Phil Stern, Harry Benson, Larry Fink, Steve Schapiro, Mike and Doug Starn, Ron Galella, Richard Misrach, Elizabeth Peyton, George Condo, Jeff Bridges, John Cohen and Peter Sutherland, among others.
Learn more about powerHouse Books at: www.powerhousebooks.com