February 17, 2013

Photos of Parisians from 1970s-90s

Peter Turnley is the photographic descendant of such master French photographers as Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, and Édouard Boubat. That Turnley's work has been inspired by these earlier influences comes as no surprise, for as a young photographer he worked as Doisneau's assistant and subsequently became a close friend of Boubat. Yet Turnley's work is uniquely his own, rooted in his forty-year affair of the heart with the most beautiful city in the world. He invites us to share a Paris that outsiders rarely see.

Métro, station St. Germain-des-Prés, 1980

La Brasserie de l'Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1994

Paris, 1991

La Brasserie de l'Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1998

M. Bernard, l'Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1999

La Brasserie de l’Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1994

Le Canal St. Martin, Paris, 1982

18th Arrondissement, Paris, 1978

Le Canal St. Martin, Paris, 1984

Métro, station Cité, Paris, 1981

Café Lacour, rue St. Paul, Paris, 1976

L'Ile de la Cité, Paris, 1982

L'Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1984

Brasserie de l'Isle Saint-Louis, 1998

Brasserie de l'Isle Saint-Louis, 1995

Le Pont Neuf, Paris, 1978

Café, blvd. St. Germain, Paris, 1978

Le Pont St. Louis, Paris, 1982

La Brasserie de l'Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1993

Café Charbon, rue Oberkampf, Paris, 1999

Concierges, rue de Lappe, Paris, 1984

La Place de l'Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1999

(All photos © Peter Turnley / Corbis, via Shooting Film)


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