vernacular photography

The technical qualities of outmoded photographic processes are sometimes very beautiful. Courtesy Joel Rotenberg Collection.

Vernacular photography celebrates everyday life

By Greg Bates The Peter Cohen Collection Peter Cohen used to frequent flea markets quite a bit in the late 1980s. The Greenwich Village, N.Y., resident had a broad range of interests. While checking out items, Cohen was stuck behind a woman who was making up her mind about a piece...