Guy Le Querrec • Magnum

Friday, 21 August 2015

“I’m not sure when my interest in ‘Men on a Rooftop’ became an obsession. Through the years it gained a hold on my imagination until it came to stand as one of the handful of pictures that truly convey the oneiric possibilities of street photography. The celebrated Iranian photojournalist Abbas, who knew Burri well (they were both members of Magnum Photos), described ‘Men on a Rooftop’ to me as ‘vintage René: superb form, no political or social dimension.'” Teju Cole • New York Times Magazine