Guy Bourdin refused to publish books in his lifetime. For this extraordinary fashion photographer, printed images belonged in magazines, like Vogue, where he was a frequent contributor from 1955 to 1987, or in advertisements, like the ones he did for Charles Jourdan from 1967 to 1981, and nowhere else ,he refused books. Since Bourdin’s death on March 29, 1991, at the age of 62, his son, Samuel Bourdin, has attended to his father’s legacy. Three books have already been published: Exhibit A, a selection of 100 Bourdin photographs; the catalogue for the Guy Bourdin retrospective, which started out in London and traveled to Paris, Australia and China; and the most intimate of the releases, 67 Polaroids.
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