Exhibit: Photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Exhibit: Photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson
(c) 2010 Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

New York, 1959
Contestants participate in a taping of the television show, To Tell the Truth. One of the breathtaking qualities of the exhibit is the way that the photographs retain an immediacy and modernity, while depicting places and events from long ago. In his introduction to the catalogue, Galassi writes that the "panoramic scope" of Cartier-Bresson's work, "its lusty curiosity, its acute responsiveness to the full panoply of human experience — and its many masterpieces of photographic art — constitute a uniquely full and nourishing account of the emergence of the modern world."

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