profiles Pop City
photographer Brian Cohen
and his family in a recent "I Picked Pittsburgh" feature.
After meeting in Israel and spending time together in London, Oxford, Ethiopia and Binghamton, N.Y., British-born Cohen and his wife, New Jersey-native Ilyssa Manspeizer, decided to move to Pittsburgh with their four children in 2006. The family now resides in Squirrel Hill.
The family was looking for an urban environment with opportunities for both the parents and kids. Manspeizer is now the park resource manager for the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation, and Cohen, in addition to his position with Pop City, teaches at Chatham University and is working on a project that contrasts the city today with the record of the great photographer W. Eugene Smith from the 1950s.
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