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An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson

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An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-BressonAn Inner Silence
The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Foreword: Agnès Sire, introduction: Jean-Luc Nancy


taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Thames & Hudson
deze editie: 2010
bindwijze: genaaid, softcover
isbn: 9780500288757
pagina’s: 160

verworven via: Het Paard van Troje, Gent

In 2003, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, which was created to provide a permanent home for his collected works, opened in Paris. This book is published to coincide with the first exhibition at the Fondation that is drawn entirely from those archives, and it features both well-known images and previously unpublished portraits.

Each photograph has been chosen because it perfectly embodies Cartier-Bresson’s description of what he was attempting to communicate in his work: ‘Above all I look for an inner silence. I seek to translate the personality and not an expression.’ The portraits reproduced here – discreet, without artifice – confirm once more the singular gift of Cartier-Bresson, who instinctively knew in which revealing fraction of a second to click the shutter.


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