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About This Artwork
Bargeman on the Seine, 1957
Gelatin silver print
29.4 x 19.5 cm
Photography Gallery Restricted Gift Fund, 1962.178
Not on Display
Henri Cartier-Bresson became known for “the decisive moment,” an instantaneous composition of a scene, for which the photographer must act quickly and intuitively. As a photojournalist for Magnum Photos, the agency he founded with his colleagues Robert Capa and David “Chim” Seymour, he traveled across the world, photographing some of the most important events of the 20th century. Early in his career, he developed a distinct style of photography and made some of his most famous and enduring images.
AIC, "Photographs by the Score: Personal visions twenty-some years apart," October 7, 2006-January 14, 2007 (David Travis)
AIC, "Paris: Photographs from a Time that Was," August 13-November 6, 2005, (David Travis)
Cartier-Bresson, Henri. 1979. "Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer." Foreward by Yves Bonnefoy. Text translated from the French by Frances Frenaye. Boston: New York Graphic Society. p. 144. (illustration dated 1955) (other print of this image)
Cartier-Bresson, Henri. 1968. "The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson." New York: Viking Press. p. 51. (illustration dated 1953) (other print of this image)
"Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographer." Introduction by Yves Bonnefoy. 1979. New York Graphic Society. pl. 144. (Other print of this image.)
Newhall, Beaumont. 1958. “Masters of Photography.” Edited and with an introduction by Beaumont and Nancy Newhall. New York: Braziller. p. 170. (other print of this image)
Travis, David. 2005. "Paris: Photographs from a Time that Was," Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press. p. 96
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