Inscribed by Gilles Peress

  • Here is New York.

Here is New York.

$450.00

Item Number: 972

New York: Scalo, 2002.

First edition. Thick oblong quarto, original illustrated boards in slipcase. Inscribed by Gilless Peress. Illustrated with nearly 1000 full-color and black-and-white photographic plates with images by noted photographers such as Gilles Peress, Susan Meiselas and Jeff Mermelstein. Fine in a fine slipcase. Parr & Badger II, 232.

Peress described his art well when he said, "I work much more like a forensic photographer in a certain way, collecting evidence. I've started to take more still lifes, like a police photographer, collecting evidence as a witness. I've started to borrow a different strategy than that of the classic photojournalist. The work is much more factual and much less about good photography. I don't care that much anymore about "good photography." I'm gathering evidence for history, so that we remember" (U.S. News).

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