SIGNED BY PETER TURNLEY, FIRST EDITION OF PARISIENS, WITH OVER 150 RICH PHOTOGRAVURES
TURNLEY, Peter. Parisiens. New York and Paris: Éditions Abbeville, (2000). Oblong quarto, original dark gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $850.
First edition, French issue, of Turnley’s evocative tribute to the city of light, signed by him on the half title, with tributes by longtime friends—acclaimed photographers Édouard Boubat and Robert Doisneau—and over 150 full-page black-and-white photogravures.
When American photojournalist Peter Turnley moved to Paris at 19 he began what he describes as a passionate “affaire de coeur” with the city that became his home. In Parisiens, Turnley pays tribute not only to the city and its people, but also his close friends and mentors, acclaimed French photographers Édouard Boubat and Robert Doisneau. Winner of numerous awards, Turnley has “photographed almost every important international news event of the last 15 years” as a leading photojournalist for Newsweek and contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine (New York Times). With essays by Boubat, Doisneau, Daniel Percheron and Turnley. Text in French. First edition, French issue, published same year as first edition in English, no priority established.
A fine signed copy.