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Shanghai 1949

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.787-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting a poverty-stricken woman and child seated in a street in Shanghai. She has a sign on the ground in front of her, weighed down by stones, and a larger sign behind her. Her face is bent downwards but her young child looks at the camera.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

1949 (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 poverty-stricken woman and child seated in a street in Shanghai. China, 1949.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Baby; Mother; Beggars; Homeless; Poverty

Categories

Photographs; Poverty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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