Robert Cohen’s ‘Salton Sea’

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These magnificent photos, of a place swallowed by time, are by Robert Cohen of Los Angeles.  The Salton Sea, as you may know, is a now desolate place in southern CA.  At one time it was a playground and weekend get-away, but the increasing salinity of the water, combined with increasing pollution, rendered it unsafe.  So the resorts surrounding it were left high and dry.

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Notice how Bob captures each aspect like a personality adrift.


Notice also the way he captures the remains of a mobile home: like the bones of some ancient creature, bleaching in the son.  Brilliant.  He even published a book on the series, and I was fortunate enough to get an autographed copy.

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