“A SEARCH FOR THE HARMONY AND BALANCE MANIFESTED IN ALL EVENTS”: CARTIER-BRESSON’S EN INDE, 1985
CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. En Inde. (Paris): Centre National de la Photographie, (1985). Oblong quarto, original illustrated stiff paper wrappers. $150.
First edition of this scarce museum catalogue, with 39 full-page Cartier-Bresson images of India taken between 1947 and 1966. From the collection of noted photojournalist Peter Turnley.
“Cartier-Bresson is famous for his theory of the ‘decisive moment’-that is seizing the split second when the subject stands revealed in its most significant aspect… Today he ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of this century” (Blodgett, 96). Published in connection with the 1985-86 exhibition at the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, this striking collection reflects Cartier-Bresson’s continual “search for the harmony and balance manifested in all events; he photographed to find the ‘transcendent’ order that links all cultures, all nations, and all historical moments” (Roth, 20). Text in French. From the collection of Peter Turnley, acclaimed photojournalist for Newsweek, Life and Harper’s Magazine, who has covered “almost every important international news event of the last 15 years” (New York Times). Owner signature.
A fine copy.