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French Kiss (10 Photos)

French Kiss (10 Photos)

Brasserie de l'Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1994.La Brasserie de l’Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1994. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

Photojournalist Peter Turnley, whose images have appeared on the cover of Newsweek 43 times and who is best known for his career covering conflict, also has a softer side. He has been documenting life in his “adopted home” of Paris since 1975–making images that explore love in the City of Lights. He explains that if “there were any justification for trying to bring greater attention to those suffering from oppression [and various forms of injustices],” it would be to also show that “life is beautiful.”  In the 1980s he assisted Robert Doisneau, the French photojournalist and creator of the famous “Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (The Kiss)“ photograph and says he is “proud to continue to underline the ongoing universal theme of beauty and romance and love” in his work. He is currently working on compiling his “French Kiss” series of nearly 40 years of work into a book with the same title.

To read more about his week-long street photography workshops, visit this link. For updates on his work, visit his Facebook page.

–Lindsay Comstock

Peter_Turnley_French_Kiss_02L’Esplanade de Trocadero, Paris, 2012. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

Peter_Turnley_French_Kiss_03Les Jardins de Tuileries, Paris, 2012. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

Peter_Turnley_French_Kiss_04Midnight, New Years’ Eve, “Chez Julien,” Paris, 2013. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

Peter_Turnley_French_Kiss_05L’Ile St. Louis, Paris, 2012. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

Peter_Turnley_French_Kiss_06Dancing “Kizumba,” Paris, 2012. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

Peter_Turnley_French_Kiss_07Rue des Archives, Paris, 2012. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

Peter_Turnley_French_Kiss_08Le Marais, Paris, 2012. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

Couple Kissing by Seine RiverL’Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1991. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

Romance in ParisL’Ile St. Louis, Paris, 2011. © Peter Turnley-Corbis. All rights reserved.

 

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  1. These are some of my favorite photos, Peter, sublime for Valentine’s Day and any day. Thanks so much, once again.

  2. These are some of my favorite photos, Peter, sublime for Valentine’s Day and any day. Thanks so much, once again.

  3. Thank you very much, Peter, for your sending this St Valentine portfolio…so much moving to me as I am still & so vividely in love with my Brigitte (late for 5years now)!

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