ORIGINAL ISSUES OF 55, SIGNED BY ACCLAIMED PHOTOJOURNALIST PETER TURNLEY
PHAIDON. 55. (London: Phaidon, 2001-02). Three volumes. Square 12mo, original stiff light olive paper covers. $125.
Three original issues of the popular photo series “55,” from the collection of award-winning photojournalist Peter Turnley, two signed by him on the title pages.
Issues of the British photo journal 55 were “beautifully produced, pocket-sized books that acknowledge and celebrate all styles and all aspects of photography.” These three issues are devoted to W. Eugene Smith, Graciela Iturbide and Tina Modotti respectively. From the collection of Peter Turnley, acclaimed photojournalist for Newsweek, Life and Harper’s Magazine, who has covered “almost every important international news event of the last 15 years” (New York Times), with his signature in two issues.