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Hangchow 1949

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting a poor family comprised of a father and two young children, in the street in Hangchow. The father is holding up a basket, either to sell goods or in the act of begging.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1949 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph


Width: 39.5 cm, Height: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a poor family in the street in Hangchow. China, 1949.


Photographic paper



Subjects depicted

Poverty; Families; Poor; Beggars


Photographs; Poverty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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