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'
he was also the youngest member ever to have received it.
A small selection, from many reviews and letters
received, after over a dozen major one-man exhibitions held in Europe
"regarded as one of Britain's most original photographers."
"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."
"To Cohen the impossible in colour merely takes a
Photography Year Book.
"I like his sense of angle."
Sir William Russell Flint
"Very marketable as well as interesting and adventurous in
themselves with congratulations."
"To view your pictures was a reward." T. C. Grover
President The Institute of Incorporated Photographers.
"Many congratulations on the two photographs in `Colour
Photography' which I think are marvellous." Peter Sellers.
"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.
"All good wishes for a camera artist of sheer
genius." Bob Collins Editor
"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 of Photography.
"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
"Among those in which mind takes precedence over matter I
would select `Galatea in 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 highest praise."
H. A. Murch Hon.
Editor Amateur Photographer Magazine.
to John's work was written by
Sir George F. Pollock Bt.,
M.A., F.R.P.S., F.R.S.A.
- Press cuttings & Letters
Comments on Facebook and Flickr
"I love these, John.
Can imagine them large scale in a white room - would look fantastic!"
"Hi John, I am so pleased to have come across your page, your work
is sensationally sophisticated and so softly intense, you have a unique
personal talent for expressing visually moments of being and emotional
journeys, sincerest congratulations on your excellent artistic
you are such a talent John,"
'Monica Martinelli-Richmond' Facebook
"Stunning image! Your work is amazing!
Your work is extraordinary and very inspirational!"
"really beautiful and magical. love the composition."
admire your work" 'Neya*' Flickr
(listed in order of events)
Wall of 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 House
National Film Theatre. London.
(After London The exhibition travelled to all of the other NFT
Kodak Exhibition Gallery. Grand Central Station New
Bristol Arts Centre. Bristol.
Graves Gallery. Sheffield.
Edinburgh Festival. Edinburgh.
Photo Expo. Coliseum New York.
Viewfinder Gallery. Marble Arch London.
Thorndike Theatre. Surrey.
Exhibited or Accepted
London Salon. For four consecutive
years and awarded principle trophy in 1967.
Royal Photographic Society.
Photographic Alliance Inter-Federation Competition.
certificate of merit.
Camberley Salon. Invited
to provide an honorary panel for two consecutive years.
Exhibition of Midland Photography.
Awarded the Tomkinson Rose Bowl.
Master Photographers Association.
Camera Infinity. Lever
House New York. Also invited to join their
travelling exhibition to a number of cities in USA.
United Photographic Postfolios. An invited member.
1st Festival of Internacional
de Arte Marbella 19th - 21st June 2009
Midland Salon England.
in Leap May 2012
in Artpromotive Feb 2012
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