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Photographing America

Henri Cartier-Bresson / Walker Evans

written by Agnes Sire

Thames and Hudson | ISBN 9780500543702

Hardback – 180 pages


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This book draws a parallel between the photographs on America made by Evans and Cartier-Bresson in the period from 1928 to 1948. Evans was well-established, had already published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men with James Agee, and was at work on Many Are Called. Cartier-Bresson, on the other hand, was just beginning his new career as a photographer. Although they both approached their work as a form of social criticism, imbued with references to literature and painting, their practices were always quite distinct. 120 color photographs

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