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A fisherman and his son, Puri, Orissa 1980

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cartier-Bresson, Henri, born 1908 - died 2004 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.679-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 918, box T

Physical description

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a fisherman and his son, Puri, in Orissa (Odisha). The fisherman has his back to the camera and wears only a small loin cloth. He is carrying fishing nets in both hands on the beach whilst his naked son hugs him round the thighs. There are long thin boats visible higher up on the beach in the background.

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

1980 (made)

Artist/maker

Cartier-Bresson, Henri, born 1908 - died 2004 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph

Dimensions

Height: 39.5 cm, Width: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a fisherman and his son, Puri, in Orissa (Odisha). India, 1980.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Fishing; Naked; Sand; Fishermen; Father; Beaches; Nets

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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