La Villette, Paris

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1929, printed 1930/39

Artist:

Henri Cartier-Bresson
French, 1908–2004

About this artwork

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.

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Photography

Artist

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Title

La Villette, Paris

Origin

France

Date

1929

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; inscribed verso, upper center, in blue ink "Paris"; verso, center, in blue ink "Henri Cartier-Bresson, c/o Julien Levy Gallery, 602 Madison Avenue, New York City, USA" Bottom, in pencil "355.1977"

Dimensions

23.1 × 16.1 cm (image/paper)

Credit Line

Julien Levy Collection, Gift of Jean and Julien Levy

Reference Number

1978.1058

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