The events in Paris in the last week have left us all reeling. My heart has been with my friends and the citizens in Paris. It is hard for me to believe that the city that I love dearly and where I feel the safest, has been so devastated by violence.
For about a year, I have been a faithful follower of photographer Peter Turnley. Peter is an extremely talented photojournalist who has done plenty of time in war torn countries. Now, he lives in NYC and Paris. His amazing BW images of Paris life captured my heart immediately. This past week, he had just returned to New York when he felt compelled to return to Paris to capture the events there. Prior to that, he ran a few photos of people reading newspapers in Paris. I remembered this image and post it today as a tribute to those who died at Charlie Hebdo and those who will hopefully continue the tradition, as well as the others who lost their lives this week in Paris.
This photo was taken on a quiet day in the gardens at the Palais Royal about a year ago.