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Kyoto, Japan, 1965

Silver gelatin print, printed later
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
$20,000 - 30,000
location
London
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Huxley-Parlour
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In the autumn of 1965, Cartier-Bresson was invited by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun to visit Japan. …

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In the autumn of 1965, Cartier-Bresson was invited by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun to visit Japan. He made two expeditions, one in the north of the country and a second towards the south. Cartier-Bresson documented the mountains and forests of rural Japan as well as the swiftly modernising metropolises of Kyoto, …

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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.

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In the autumn of 1965, Cartier-Bresson was invited by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun to visit Japan. …

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In the autumn of 1965, Cartier-Bresson was invited by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun to visit Japan. He made two expeditions, one in the north of the country and a second towards the south. Cartier-Bresson documented the mountains and forests of rural Japan as well as the swiftly modernising metropolises of Kyoto, …

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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.

Kyoto, Japan, 1965

Silver gelatin print, printed later
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
$20,000 - 30,000
location
London
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