Henri Cartier-Bresson, ‘Games in a refugee camp at Kurukshetra, Punjab, India’, 1947, Photography, Gelatin silver print, printed later, Phillips
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Games in a refugee camp at Kurukshetra, Punjab, India, 1947

Gelatin silver print, printed later
11 9/10 × 17 3/5 in
30.2 × 44.8 cm
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“There is idleness and despair where people are gathered without homes. At …

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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, ‘Games in a refugee camp at Kurukshetra, Punjab, India’, 1947, Photography, Gelatin silver print, printed later, Phillips
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“There is idleness and despair where people are gathered without homes. At Kurukshetra camp they were given simple gymnastics to distract them, to work off their energies.” The Decisive Moment

Henri Cartier-Bresson first traveled to India in December 1947, taking a 6,888 nautical mile journey by …

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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.

Games in a refugee camp at Kurukshetra, Punjab, India, 1947

Gelatin silver print, printed later
11 9/10 × 17 3/5 in
30.2 × 44.8 cm
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