It is a superbly illustrated and insightful look at the unique portraits of Pierre Gonnord. Born in France in 1963, Pierre Gonnord is a self-taught photographer celebrated for his portraits of marginal individuals, including gypsies, punks and immigrants from Eastern Europe. He observes, "I choose my contemporaries in the anonymity of the big cities because their faces, under the skin, narrate unique, remarkable stories about our era. Sometimes hostile or distant, almost always fragile behind the opacity of their masks, they represent specific social realities and another concept of beauty. I also try to approach the unclassifiable, timeless individual, to suggest things that have been repeated over and over since time began." Superbly illustrated, this is the most comprehensive and insightful book yet published on the portraits of Pierre Gonnord.