Peter Turnley’s Paris street photos make their way to Leica Gallery

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Utter the phrase “street photography” and impossibly romantic images of Parisians sauntering along fabled cobblestone streets and living life passionately as only the French do often come to mind.  Steeped in history and charm, the City of Light has long been regarded as the birthplace of street photography, with photographers like Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau inspiring generations of photographers  to hit the pavement seeking out their own little slice of visual poetry.

Starting May 31, the Leica Gallery Los Angeles will host an exhibition of acclaimed photojournalist Peter Turnley’s images titled  “French Kiss — A Love Letter to Paris,” with an  opening reception for the artist and gallery talk. Although the award-winning photographer has traveled the world over on assignment and lensed some of the most significant historical events and conflicts in the past three decades, he calls Paris his adopted home. Compiled from  40 years…

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