Telex Persan (Telex Iran)

Paris: Contrejour, 1984.
ISBN: 2859490558
Condition: Fine. Complete in original shrinkwarp with "PRIX du Premier Livre Photo" sticker, opened only to sign. In black craft paper "Telex Persan Gilles Peress HG (Howard Greenberg) 2006"
softcover
First French Edition
SIGNED by Peress

"Telex Persan (Telex Iran) chronicles the crisis in United States-Iran relations in late 1979 and early 1980 when militant Iranian students seized the American Embassy and held its inhabitants hostage. Peress' book is oversized, graphically bold and provides numerous perspectives on an extremely sensitive political problem. Along with reportage of major political events, Peress pictures record mundane spaces, places, people and moments of Iranian life in order to emphasize the incomprehensibility and confusion of the environment before his eyes. In this way the photographer is able to visualize precisely the culture gap that made such a historical misunderstanding possible. It is a brilliant tactic" (Roth, 28). Open Book, 330; Parr and Badger II, 252. Item #19581

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Telex Persan (Telex Iran). Claude Nori et Gholam-Hossein Sa'edi Gilles Peress, texts.
Telex Persan (Telex Iran). Claude Nori et Gholam-Hossein Sa'edi Gilles Peress, texts.
Telex Persan (Telex Iran). Claude Nori et Gholam-Hossein Sa'edi Gilles Peress, texts.
Telex Persan (Telex Iran). Claude Nori et Gholam-Hossein Sa'edi Gilles Peress, texts.