Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans: photographing America 1929-1947
Walker Evans (1903-1975) and Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) belonged to the same generation and shared an insatiable intellectual curiosity. 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.
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Review: Photographing America: Henri Cartier-Bresson / Walker EvansUser Review - Milan - Goodreads
Collection of photographs primarily (but not only) from H Cartier-Bresson. Most of them from 1920s and 30s. Nicely bound book, great a thick paper, beautiful photos. Read full review
Review: Photographing America: Henri Cartier-Bresson / Walker EvansUser Review - Fred Zimny - Goodreads
Compares the work of two forefront twentieth-century photographers, discussing their shared 1935 exhibit at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York, their parallel achievements in America between 1929 and 1947, and their use of photography as a form of social criticism. Read full review