PERESS, Gilles. Farewell to Bosnia. (Zurich): (Scalo), (1994).

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PERESS, Gilles.
Farewell to Bosnia.
(Zurich): (Scalo), (1994).

Folio (365 x 278 mm), pp.[168]. Black-and-white photographs. Texts by François Hers, Philip Brookman, Walter Keller in French. Design by Yolanda Cuomo. Grey endpapers. Black and white illustrated paper-covered boards; tips and spine corners very lightly rubbed, small faint mark to front. Near-fine.

First edition. Peress spent three months in central Bosnia, Tuzla, Mostar, and Sarajevo during 1993, his photographs show the pain, death, and destruction caused by the war there. 'Here starts the curse of history, an illness that may not be so personal anymore. It may be a very European disease, after all, with a double-edged nature: you are damned if you remember—condemned to re-live, re-enact the images of your fathers; you are damned if you don't—condemned to repeat their hypocrisy,’ he writes. Peress joined Magnum Photos in 1971 and has since served as vice-president three times and twice as president of the cooperative.


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