Scalo, 1994. Folio (14.5 x 11 inches). Blank-and-white photography. Original pictorial boards. A near fine copy, the covers slightly bowed and with some light wear to the corners. Item #409646
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Peress to pioneering photo-gallerist Marjorie Neikrug in bold silver ink on the title: "For Marge / Gilles Peress." "Farewell to Bosnia covers a period of almost six months during 1993, focusing primarily on the areas of Tuzla, central Bosnia, Mostar and Sarajevo. The work was initiated by Francois Hers, who was familiar with Peress’s ongoing project about the reemerging patterns of hate and discrimination in Europe – Hate Thy Brother – and who, because of his contacts in Bosnia, felt the urgency to have a visual documentation of what was happening in the Balkans. Peress set out to provide an illustrated continuum of experience and existence, and only having a small period of time could not explain everything that was occurring in Bosnia; not the historical intricacies of the breakup, nor the weight of blood that soaked the region" (Magnum).