Henri Cartier-Bresson

French (Chanteloup, France, 1908 - 2004, Céreste, France)

Calle Cuauhtemoctzin, Mexico City

1934; printed 1940s
photograph | gelatin silver print
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    Henri Cartier-Bresson, Calle Cuauhtemoctzin, Mexico City, 1934; printed 1940s; gelatin silver print, 7 in. x 9 7/8 in. (17.78 cm x 25.08 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Purchase through a gift of Randi and Bob Fisher, Lisa and John Pritzker, and the Accessions Committee Fund; © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Saif, Paris / VAGA, New York


7 in. x 9 7/8 in. (17.78 cm x 25.08 cm)
Acquired 2008
Collection SFMOMA
Purchase through a gift of Randi and Bob Fisher, Lisa and John Pritzker, and the Accessions Committee Fund
© Henri Cartier-Bresson / Saif, Paris / VAGA, New York
2008.248

Tags

women, men, mothers, daughters, families, poverty, Mexico City, sidewalks, shawls, newspapers, sleeping, reading


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