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Great New Book About Cartier-Bresson (No replies)

MiguelMas
1 month ago
MiguelMas 1 month ago

Excerpts from the book ...
Paris Revisited pub by Thames and Hudson

"an enlightening deep dive that accompanies a long-planned exhibit at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris, offers a way to think about Cartier-Bresson’s singular relationship with the city of Paris. Edited by Agnès Sire, who has been the artistic director of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation since it opened in 2003, and Anne de Mondenard, a photo historian and the head of photography at the Musée Carnavalet, the book features 235 photos (and illustrations) that Cartier-Bresson made in Paris, including some seldom seen and others never before exhibited, as well as insightful essays about, among other topics, his portrait work and the liberation of Paris from the Nazis...
"Instead of being the pope of the decisive moment, says Sire, he would rather have been “the pope of the unconscious.” In Paris Revisited, she quotes him as saying, “It is to Surrealism that I owe allegiance, for it taught me to allow the camera lens to rummage through the rubble of the unconscious and of chance.”

This make TWO books on photography by Masters I have to buy when my budget allows... some bloke name of Deakins is the other one...

MM

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