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Typewriter in the Window

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Peshawar (photographed)

  • Date:

    1994 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Verzone, Paolo, born 1967 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Cecil Beaton Royalties Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 1002

Paolo Verzone (born 1967, Turin) is a photojournalist who lives in Paris and is part of the VU agency. His work in the mid-1990s in Peshawar, Pakistan focuses on city life. Employing interesting viewpoints, he creates dynamic images that challenge the viewer’s perspective. For example, in this image a typewriter is positioned on a window sill or balcony such that the viewer looks down on typing hands, but also the street below. Verzone successfully combines photojournalism and art photography and explores social and cultural themes with a systematic approach. He is also known for his portraiture practice.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a typewriter in a window.

Place of Origin

Peshawar (photographed)


1994 (photographed)


Verzone, Paolo, born 1967 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped (embossed) at bottom right


Height: 40.3 cm sheet, Length: 28.1 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph from 'Peshawar' series by Paolo Verzone (born 1967), 1994

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