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Punjab. Kurukshetra. A refugee camp for 300.000 people. Refugees exercising in the camp to drive away lethargy and despair. Autumn 1947.

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    1947 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver bromide print

  • Museum number:

    PH.764-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Silver bromide print depicting young men exercising in the Kurukshetra refugee camp. There is a great flurry of movement as they appear to be surging forwards.

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

1947 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silver bromide print

Dimensions

Width: 39.5 cm, Height: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Silver bromide print by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting men exercising in the Kurukshetra refugee camp, Punjab. India, 1947.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Bromide; Photography

Subjects depicted

Exercise; Sport; Running; Camps; Refugees

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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