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Warm portrait of a young boy carrying a bundle of dried corn stalks on his back. Photographer's stamp, roll and frame number and caption on verso.

Bernard Pierre Wolff was born on November 26, 1930 in Connerre, France. He was Henri Langlois's assistant at the Cinémathèque Française and left Paris for New York in 1958.

His work consisted primarily of portraits, landscapes and street scenes and often included an element of mystery to push the viewer to create a story around the image.

In 1974 he studied under photographer Charles Harbutt, and--in his own words --"suddenly understood how to take a picture."

His pictures were published in the New York Times, the Herald Tribune, Modern Photography, Zoom, Photo, and Photo Magazine. His first book, "Friends and Friends of Friends", was published in 1978, which was followed by two more books: "En Inde", in 1982 and "New York Macadam" in 1984.

During his life he photographed throughout much of Europe, India, Africa, South America and Japan.

He died of AIDS on January 28, 1985.

The Espace Photographique de Paris organized a tribute exhibition in 1986. His work is in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. He is included in the International Center of Photography Encyclopedia of Photography and the Macmillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists & Innovators.

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Boy in Bosnia, Yugoslavia
Bernard Pierre Wolff Boy in Bosnia, Yugoslavia

Price $1,500
Sale Price $1,050

Main Image

Ref.# 8803

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1960s  Print Date 1960s

Dimensions 13-3/8 x 10-1/2 in. (340 x 267 mm)

Photo Country Yugoslavia

Photographer Country France


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