Henri Cartier-Bresson, ‘Schoolchildren Looking from the Top of Notre-Dame Cathedral at the Seine River, Paris’, 1953/1955c, Photography, Silver print unmounted, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
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Schoolchildren Looking from the Top of Notre-Dame Cathedral at the Seine River, Paris, 1953/1955c

Silver print unmounted
19 1/4 × 12 7/8 in
48.9 × 32.7 cm
.
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A truly magical print with great presence. Two lovers sit huddled together above the students.

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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, ‘Schoolchildren Looking from the Top of Notre-Dame Cathedral at the Seine River, Paris’, 1953/1955c, Photography, Silver print unmounted, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
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A truly magical print with great presence. Two lovers sit huddled together above the students.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos.
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.

Schoolchildren Looking from the Top of Notre-Dame Cathedral at the Seine River, Paris, 1953/1955c

Silver print unmounted
19 1/4 × 12 7/8 in
48.9 × 32.7 cm
.
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