This exhibition shows the ways Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson looked at America. Their knowledge of literature, painting and a form of social criticism is well known. This important parallel shows how the frontality and distance of Evans' work on his own country contrast with Cartier-Bresson's diagonals focusing on human figures as he explored a territory that was still new to him.
It is also an opportunity to celebrate the centenary of Henri Cartier-Bresson's birth by presenting him alongside a photographer whose work he greatly admired until the end of his life.
Curated by Agnès Sire
Catalogue published by Steidl.
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson,2 impasse Lebouis, 75014 Paris, tel 01 56 80 27 00. M° Gaîté
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