Henri Cartier-Bresson, ‘Construction of the Hotel Metropole, Moscow, Russia. USSR’, 1964, Photography, Silver gelatin print, Michael Hoppen Gallery
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Construction of the Hotel Metropole, Moscow, Russia. USSR, 1964

Silver gelatin print
12 × 15 9/10 in
30.5 × 40.5 cm
.
£7,500 - 10,000
Location
London
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Henri Cartier-Bresson
French, 1908–2004
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Upon picking up a Leica camera in the early 1930s, Henri Cartier-Bresson fell in love with the spontaneity of photography and went on to pioneer photojournalism. MoMA credits his “uncanny ability to capture life on the run” with helping to define the creative potential of modern photography and lauds him as “the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs.” Taking pride in capturing “the decisive moment,“ Cartier-Bresson intimately captured portraits and scenes, both mundane and historic, around the world. In 1947, he formed Magnum Photos, a photography cooperative, with Robert Capa and others. Over the ensuing three decades, assignments took him from Ghandi’s funeral in India, to the chaotic streets of Shanghai during China’s Communist revolution, to Queen Charlotte’s elegant ball in London. “To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life,” he said.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, ‘Construction of the Hotel Metropole, Moscow, Russia. USSR’, 1964, Photography, Silver gelatin print, Michael Hoppen Gallery
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Henri Cartier-Bresson
French, 1908–2004
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Upon picking up a Leica camera in the early 1930s, Henri Cartier-Bresson fell in love with the spontaneity of photography and went on to pioneer photojournalism. MoMA credits his “uncanny ability to capture life on the run” with helping to define the creative potential of modern photography and lauds him as “the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs.” Taking pride in capturing “the decisive moment,“ Cartier-Bresson intimately captured portraits and scenes, both mundane and historic, around the world. In 1947, he formed Magnum Photos, a photography cooperative, with Robert Capa and others. Over the ensuing three decades, assignments took him from Ghandi’s funeral in India, to the chaotic streets of Shanghai during China’s Communist revolution, to Queen Charlotte’s elegant ball in London. “To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life,” he said.

Construction of the Hotel Metropole, Moscow, Russia. USSR, 1964

Silver gelatin print
12 × 15 9/10 in
30.5 × 40.5 cm
.
£7,500 - 10,000
Location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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