Family in field, Algeria

Accession Number

Family in field, Algeria

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1950-1970

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

7 ¾ in x 11 ¾ in (19.68 cm x 29.85 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Zoe and Yuri Gurevich in honor of Hava Gurevich

Subject matter
Henri Cartier-Bresson is known for “the decisive moment,” the fleeting time in which a photographer must make an instantaneous decision. Bresson began photographing seriously in 1930, acquiring a Leica, which was used throughout his career photographing some of the 20th century’s most important events. Bresson co-founded Magnum Photos with Robert Capa, David Seymour, and George Rodger. After 1970, Bresson turned to drawing, photographing only occasionally.

Physical Description
A photograph of four people standing in a rocky field and a building stands behind them in the upper right background. From left to right stands a young boy in a coat, a man in dark clothing, a woman in a white shirt and skirt, and a young girl.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area

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buildings (structures)
children (people by age group)
families (kinship groups)
fields (land)
men (male humans)
women (female humans)

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