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Cuba, 1934

Gelatin silver print
6 1/2 × 9 3/5 in
16.5 × 24.4 cm
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From the Catalogue:
Henri Cartier-Bresson visited Cuba only briefly in 1934 while spending the year …

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From the Catalogue:
Henri Cartier-Bresson visited Cuba only briefly in 1934 while spending the year in Mexico, having signed up as a photographer for a failed expedition to map out a Pan-American highway. The year prior to his visit marked the beginning of decades of social and political upheaval in Cuba. In 1933 the …

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Signed, titled, dated and annotated "a real 'vintage' / one of the few I printed myself at the time. The others were given to Lincoln … Read more
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.

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From the Catalogue:
Henri Cartier-Bresson visited Cuba only briefly in 1934 while spending the year …

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From the Catalogue:
Henri Cartier-Bresson visited Cuba only briefly in 1934 while spending the year in Mexico, having signed up as a photographer for a failed expedition to map out a Pan-American highway. The year prior to his visit marked the beginning of decades of social and political upheaval in Cuba. In 1933 the …

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Signed, titled, dated and annotated "a real 'vintage' / one of the few I printed myself at the time. The others were given to Lincoln … Read more
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.

Cuba, 1934

Gelatin silver print
6 1/2 × 9 3/5 in
16.5 × 24.4 cm
Bidding closed
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