“THE TRUE STORY OF THE WAR WILL BE WRITTEN THROUGH THESE PHOTOGRAPHS”: ASSOCIATION COPY OF DESERT DIARIES
TURNLEY, Peter and TURNLEY, David et al. Carnets de Guerre d’Irak. Desert Diaries. Photojournalists on the War in Iraq. (Santa Fe): Channel Photographics, (2003). Square quarto, original red laminated photographic boards. $450.
First edition of this powerful record of the War in Iraq throughout early 2003, this association copy twice signed by award-winning photojournalist Peter Turnley (on the page before the title page and on the title page), with 93 full-page photogravures, most full color, including images by Peter and his twin brother, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley.
Featuring the work of some of the finest war photographers working today, Desert Diaries / Carnets de Guerre d’Irak covers the Iraq War in the months from January-May 2003. Featured are images and text by Peter Turnley, “one of the leading photojournalists in the world” and his twin brother David Turnley, whose awards include “the Robert Capa Gold Medal for ‘outstanding courage and enterprise’ and the Pulitzer Prize” in 1990 for his coverage of the student uprising in China (Chapnick, 142). Also including images and text by photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Kate Brooks, Christophe Calais, Olivier Coret, Cheryl Diaz Meyer, Antoine Gyori, David Leeson, Benjamin Lowy, Patrick Robert, Antoine Serra and Jérôme Sessini. With essays by Steve Davis and Reza. Text in French and English. As issued without dust jacket.
A scarce association copy in fine condition.