In his 2023 year in photos, Robert Cohen, a seasoned staff photographer at the Post-Dispatch for 24 years, skillfully captures poignant moments that define St. Louis. From the intense standoff with a suspect accused of shooting police officers to the oldest taxidermy studio in Affton, Cohen’s lens unveils the city’s diverse narratives. Amidst the Vashon High football players’ practice, facing the threat of eminent domain, Cohen skillfully connects sports and local community struggles. His photographic journey spans courtroom dramas, cultural celebrations, and the aftermath of natural disasters, weaving a visual tapestry that mirrors the heart and soul of St. Louis.
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