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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Here and Now

Clément Chéroux

£48.00

A lavishly illustrated monograph that traces Cartier-Bresson’s development as a photographer, activist, journalist and artist

Overview

This is an indispensable work for lovers of photography and admirers of Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose influence continues to endure so powerfully today. In addition to some of his best-known photographs, here are many seldom seen or unpublished images, and some rarities in colour as well as black and white.

This is an indispensable work for lovers of photography and admirers of Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose influence continues to endure so powerfully today.

His work embraced art, politics, revolution and war. But more powerful than any of these overarching themes was his evident concern for the human individual at every social level. Cartier-Bresson’s observations of the effects of poverty and revolution around the world led directly to his pioneering photojournalism, and his co-founding of Magnum Photos. He also became renowned for his penetrating portraits of the most prominent figures of his time: Cartier-Bresson’s biographer Pierre Assouline called him ‘the eye of the century’.

‘A must for lovers of photography’ – The Mail on Sunday

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Reviews

'Magnificent … a marvellous book in which you can literally lose yourself'
The Good Book Guide

'One of the most comprehensive studies of the man and his work … informative and completely captivating.… this is not just a biography and exploration of the work of a profoundly great photographer but also a social history, a revelation of humanity through politics, war, work and play'
Black & White Photography

'Deeply informative'
British Journal of Photography

'A must for lovers of photography'
Mail on Sunday

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Specifications

Format: Hardback

Size: 29.5 x 24.5 cm

Extent: 400 pp

Publication date: 24 March 2014

ISBN: 9780500544303

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Early Years • 2. An Attraction to the Surreal • 3. Activism • 4. Cinema and War • 5. Photojournalism • 6. Visual Sociology • 7. After Photography

About the Author

Clément Chéroux is senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was formerly head curator of photography at the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

List of Contributors

Alain Seban, Kristen van Riel, Alfred Pacquement