Pierre de Fenoÿl set off for New York in late 1971 with a contract as picture editor for the magazine Photo. He stayed for one year, visiting museums and galleries, and making contact with André Kertész, Les Krims and Duane Michals. He was even invited by Jean-Paul Goude, the young artistic director of the magazine Esquire, to take part in a popular TV programme, The Mike Douglas Show.
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