Henri Cartier-Bresson in India

Henri Cartier-Bresson in India

  1. Intoduction by Yves Véquaud
  2. Foreword by Satyajit Ray
  • ISBN 9780500277126
  • 26.50 x 24.00 cm
  • Paperback
  • 128pp
  • 105 Illustrations, 0 in colour
  • First published 1993
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‘Remarkable … packed with candid expression … this is a book to be cherished and studied, and to inspire’ – Amateur Photographer

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s record of his lifelong fascination with India contains the very best of his photographs of that country, images shaped by an eye and a mind legendary for their empathy and ability to get to the heart of the matter.

The first pictures were taken in 1947 at the time of Independence; the last when the photographer was well into his eighties. Cartier-Bresson’s talent, his famous ‘mantle of invisibility’ and his good connections with such figures as Nehru and the Mountbattens allow him to portray all the contradictions and variety of India. Much space is given to his famous reportages, such as the astonishing sequence on the death and cremation of Gandhi, and the refugee camps that formed following the Partition.

Time after time, Cartier-Bresson captures the essence of each event. But above all, his skill selects the apparently ordinary faces and scenes that define the spirit of a country.

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