Henri CartierBresson: India in Full Frame, New York, USA
The Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea has opened the Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame exhibition, illustrating the pioneering photographer’s perspective on India in a period of great turmoil. Cartier-Bresson, who founded Magnum Photos 70 years ago this year, is best known for his street photography, developed over time during his travels around the world. His first trip to India was in 1947, the year India gained independence from Britain – a year of massive change. The exhibition features 69 photographs from Cartier-Bresson’s travels in India during the mid-20th century as well as his letters, camera, and other personal items. Some of the most important photographs on view show Mahatma Gandhi’s final hours, and the events following his assassination. These photos shot Cartier-Bresson to international fame after they were published in LIFE Magazine. The exhibition is on until 4 September, 2017. rubinmuseum.org
Right: Women outside mosque because they are not allowed in. Srinagar, Kashmir, India, 1948.
35 x 52.5cm. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/ Magnum Photos.