Henri Cartier-Bresson : Here and Now, Hardback Book

Henri Cartier-Bresson : Here and Now Hardback

Description

This lavishly illustrated monograph - published to accompany France's first major retrospective since the photographer's death in 2004 - traces Cartier-Bresson's development as a photographer, activist, journalist and artist.

In addition to some of Cartier-Bresson's best-known photographs, included here are many seldom seen or unpublished images and some rarities in colour as well as black-and-white.

From his earliest photographs in Paris in the 1920s and Africa in the 1930s, Cartier-Bresson's capacity to conjure coherence and harmony out of a chaotic world appears effortless and innate - a deep-centred attitude rather than a merely learned technique.

His observations of the effects of poverty and revolution around the world led directly to his pioneering photojournalism and to his co-founding of Magnum Photos.

He became renowned for his penetrating portraits of the most prominent figures of his time, becoming, in the words of his biographer Pierre Assouline, `the eye of the century'.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400 pages, With 500 illustrations in colour & black and white
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9780500544303

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