“Snapshots of Dangerous Women” by Peter Cohen— Candid Snapshots

snapshots of dangerous women

Cohen, Peter. “Snapshots of Dangerous Women”, Universe; Gift edition, 2015.

Candid Snapshots

Amos Lassen

Peter Cohen brings us vintage candid snapshots of women enjoying unconventional activities. For over twenty years, “Peter Cohen has been combing estate sales and flea markets collecting vernacular, or “found,” photography taken in the middle part of the twentieth century. In his collection are countless images of women of all ages in various unconventional activities for the time: there are women swigging booze out of a bottle, boxing, playing pick-up football, smoking, or shooting arrows or guns—incongruous and playful behavior, all the while often performed in lovely dresses. Snapshots of Dangerous Women collects many of these period photographs, showcasing women from the thirties, forties, and fifties who are equal parts badass and rebellious, and, above all, clearly having a lot of fun. This charming book makes the ideal gift for the bold and free-spirited women in our lives”.

The book will be available in March, 2015.

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