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International Exhibitions


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 Trophy

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.

Evidence - Press cuttings and letters



"regarded as one of Britain's most original photographers."

The Times.

"Very marketable as well as interesting and adventurous in themselves with congratulations."
Cecil Beaton C.B.E.

"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.

"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."
Arts Revue.

"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 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   Photo Expo.

"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. F.R.P.S.    
Amateur Photographer Magazine.

"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.

Kodak Exhibition Centre, Grand Central Station, New York.

Kodak Press Release Page 2

Kodak New York Press Release 1968


One-man exhibitions
(listed in order of the 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   London.

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   London.

Thorndike Theatre.   Surrey.


  Accepted & Invited

London Salon.   For four consecutive
years and awarded principle trophy in 1967.

Royal Photographic Society.  

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.  
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.

Contemporary Circle.   
United Photographic Postfolios. An invited member.

International Competitions

Where John's photographs were accepted and exhibited

Versailles France.

Southampton England.

Cremona Italy.

Edinburgh festival Scotland.

Midland Salon  England.


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