Henri CartierBres­son: In­dia in Full Frame, New York, USA

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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.

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