Director/Photographer Stewart Cohen at MOPA November 14, 2010 Noon – 2PM

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Director/Photographer Stewart Cohen will give an informal gallery talk, “Getting Your Fine Art Book Published” on Sunday, November 14th starting at Noon at MOPA. The Museum of Photographic Arts and APA San Diego will host the hour-long presentation with a book signing following at MOPA, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-238-7559, mopa.org.

Director/Photographer Stewart Cohen will give an informal gallery talk, “Getting Your Fine Art Book Published” on Sunday, November 14th starting at Noon at MOPA.

The Museum of Photographic Arts and APA San Diego will host the hour-long presentation with a book signing following at MOPA, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-238-7559, mopa.org.

Learn from a master as Stewart shares his journey from inspiration to print of his new coffee table book, Identity: A Photographic Meditation From The Inside Out, published by Dream Editions Press. Candidly revealing the trials and tribulations, as well as exhilarations he experienced along the way through production, distribution, marketing and promotions, Stewart will educate as well as entertain, proving his moniker--‘the people guy.’

“The Identity Book” is comprised of 50 portraits of compelling people, ranging from the fascinatingly famous Prince Albert of Monaco to the simply fascinating Erik Sprague the Lizardman. Accompanying each photograph, in the subject’s own hand, is their response to Stewart’s question, “What makes you unique as an individual?” This combination of images and personal commentaries, in what Cohen calls a ‘bio-pic’ project, goes beyond the traditional portrait book.

“Stewart Cohen and his camera work magic…he does more than capture people and their personalities. He explores their identity. Each page will delight you, and also make you think. It’s a treasure,” remarked Walter Isaacson in his recent review of the book.

Recognized for his extraordinary ability to capture people and lifestyle moments, Cohen’s motion and still assignments have taken him to 40 countries on all seven continents. “Through visual storytelling I get to explore and meet people I’d never know. Curiosity and wonder are the creative engines that drive me. I just want the viewer to feel what I see.”

Stewart is the winner of over fifty prestigious industry awards and numerous other honors, his work has appeared in every major advertising and photography publication and has been exhibited in museums, galleries and corporate art collections across the country.

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