Reviews & Exhibitions
A small selection, from many reviews and letters received,
after over a dozen major one-man exhibitions held in Europe and America.
The London Salon
The first time this much coveted international trophy had ever been
awarded for a colour photograph was in 1967.
Presented to John Neville Cohen for his creation
'Spirit of Spring'
(see plate 3 in The Poetic Portfolio) he was also the youngest
member ever to have received it.
- Press cuttings and letters
"regarded as one of Britain's most original photographers."
"Very marketable as well as interesting and adventurous in themselves with
Cecil Beaton C.B.E.
"To view your pictures was a reward."
T. C. Grover President
The Institute of
"Many congratulations on the two photographs in `Colour Photography' which I think
"All good wishes for a camera artist of sheer genius."
Bob Collins Editor `Masterplots' U.S.A.
"To Cohen the impossible in colour merely takes a little longer."
Photography Year Book.
"A woman's face was exquisitely metamorphosed with the cup of a yellow tulip - a
Femme - Fleur Picasso might have perpetrated had he taken to photography."
"I like his sense of angle."
Sir William Russell Flint R.A.
"Congratulations on the Exhibition at the Kodak Centre in New York - I know the site
and it is certainly one of the busiest points in the world."
Geoffrey Crawley Editor
The British Journal
"Re: Photo Expo at the Coliseum New York. The entire Exposition was a
tremendous success and I want to thank you once again for making your print set
available. Your photographic work is outstanding."
Frank Pallo Co-Ordinator Photo Expo.
"Among those in which mind takes precedence over matter I would select
Bronze' and `Spirit of Spring' both by John N. Cohen. The latter, in
particular, must be the product of very considerable thought and it is worthy of the
H. A. Murch Hon. F.R.P.S.
"This really is a remarkable picture. Thank you so much. My best
wishes for your forthcoming exhibition for the Edinburgh Festival."
Lady Clementine Spencer-Churchill.
(listed in order of the events)
Colour. Kodak House London.
Jacey Gallery. Marble Arch London.
Belgrade Theatre. Coventry.
Midland Arts Centre. Birmingham.
National Film Theatre. Manchester.
Westcott Art Centre. Dorking.
Surrey University. Surrey.
National Film Theatre. London.
Lonsdale Hands Organisation. Commonwealth
National Film Theatre. London.
After London. The
exhibition travelled to all other NFT locations.
Kodak exhibition. Grand Central
Station New York.
Bristol Arts Centre. Bristol.
Graves Gallery. Sheffield.
Edinburgh Festival. Edinburgh.
Photo Expo. Coliseum New York.
Viewfinder Gallery. Marble Arch
Thorndike Theatre. Surrey.
Accepted & Invited
For four consecutive
years and awarded principle trophy in 1967.
Royal Photographic Society. A.R.P.S.
Photographic Alliance Inter-federation competition.
Awarded certificate of merit.
Camberley Salon. Invited to provide an honorary
panel for two consecutive years.
Exhibition of Midland Photography.
Tomkinson Rose Bowl.
Master Photographers Association.
Camera Infinity. Lever House New
York. Also invited to join their travelling exhibition to a number of cities
United Photographic Postfolios. An invited member.
Where John's photographs were
accepted and exhibited
Edinburgh festival Scotland.
Midland Salon England.
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