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Anne Turyn is a photographer based in New York City. Turyn founded and edited the artists’ chapbook series, Top Stories, a prose periodical, which featured one artist per issue. Top Stories #9: New York City in 1979 by Kathy Acker, with photographs by Anne Turyn, was re-published by Penguin UK in 2018. Top Top Stories, a volume compiled by Turyn, was published by City Lights Books. Missives, a book of Turyn’s photographs incorporating text, was published by Alfred van der Marck Editions.
Turyn’s work has been widely exhibited, including at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Kunsthalle Bern, Center for Creative Photography, Walker Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the George Eastman Museum. Her work is included in The Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, Vanishing Presence, Aperture #130, The Nature of Photographs, The Photographer’s Playbook, among others.