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Person Place Thing

With Host Randy Cohen & Guest Fernanda Chandoha

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About the Event

Join us for a live radio recording of Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen and his guest Fernanda Chandoha who will discuss the work and career of her father Walter Chandoha (1920-2019). Chandoha is regarded as the pioneer of cat photography, defining the visual vocabulary of feline image making for generations to follow, with a career spanning over 70 years from the 1940’s through the 21st century.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on the idea that people are especially engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing with particular meaning to them.

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for “Late Night With David Letterman” for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. In 2010, his first play, “The Punishing Blow,” ran at New York’s Clurman Theater. He is currently the creator and host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program. 

Photo credit: Walter Chandoha shooting on Front Street NYC, 1959 & Domestic Shorthair & Nikon Camera, Long Island, 1953 (©️Walter Chandoha Archive)

Come early to enjoy Best in Show: Pets in Contemporary Photography and the work of Frank Ockenfels 3: Introspection.