True photojournalism

Photo Magic

“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”
– Gilles Peress

USA. New York City. 1983. Times Square traffic.

I don’t care so much anymore about ‘good photography’, I am gathering evidence for history. – Gilles Peress

USA. New York City. 2000.

I set out only a provide a visual continuum of experience, of existence. – Gilles Peress

USA, New York.
A gay parade in Fifth Avenue.
©Nikos Economopoulos-Magnum

The only true photojournalism is one in which the involvement continues.– Gilles Peress

Born(December 29, 1946)  in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Gilles Peress made his first photographic series in 1970 after attending the Institut d’Études Politiques (1966-68) and the Université de Vincennes (1968-71). By 1971, he had established himself as a freelance photographer, publishing work in Du, the London Sunday Times, The New York Times Magazine, Photo, and other periodicals.

Gilles Peress’s photography demonstrates his uncommon ability to navigate and communicate the atmosphere and urgency of…

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