Henri Cartier-Bresson/Scrapbook

ISBN: 9780500543337
Artist(s): Henri Cartier-Bresson
Author(s): Martine Franck
Format: hardback
Year published: 2007
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 256
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout


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In 1946 Cartier-Bresson traveled to New York with about 300 prints in his suitcase, bought a scrapbook, glued in the photos, and brought that album to MoMA’s curators. His exhibition there, a celebration of his survival, opened on February 4, 1947.

In the 1990s, Cartier-Bresson once again turned his attention to this scrapbook. Following his death in 2004, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the present owner of the prints, finished the job of restoring them, making it possible to bring a large body of his extraordinary work to the public, images that have now become a memorial collection after all.


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