Annual meeting of north Michigan archers, USA

Accession Number

Annual meeting of north Michigan archers, USA

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1960

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

9 ⅛ in x 13 ¾ in (23.18 cm x 34.92 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 twelve men in a field, wearing hunting gear and holding bows and arrows. In the foreground, a man kneels on the ground while everyone else stands.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area

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bows (weapons)
fields (land)
groups (organizations)
men (male humans)

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