Europeans by Henri Cartier-Bresson. First edition first impression in fine condition. There is a previous owner inscription to front end page. No other markings. Pages clean, binding firm. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. Paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
In Europeans, Cartier-Bresson captures the lives and stories of the inhabitants of a continent that was going through an irreversible and deep change. So, with every portrait, he managed to create a narrative composed by lots of individual stories depicting the climate of post-war Europe.
As a result, the viewer is taken into a landscape of war, loss and human resilience. Travelling from country to country, Cartier-Bresson studied his subjects beyond their political views. He was aiming for their essence and their identity as Europeans.
About Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment.
He was captured during the Battle of France, where he served in the French Army as a Corporal in the Film and Photo unit. Despite brushing the experience off in later years, he once said that his escape from a Prisoner of War camp was his “favourite journey”.
Cartier-Bresson achieved international recognition for his coverage of Gandhi’s funeral in India in 1948 and the last stage of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. He covered the last six months of the Kuomintang administration and the first six months of the Maoist People’s Republic. Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947.
So, more books by Henri Cartier-Bresson here
Also, more books by Thames & Hudson here