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Lahore. 1948

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Pakistan (made)

  • Date:

    1948 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.759-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting a group of sombre people in Lahore. They are in some sort of light temporary structure or shelter. There is a large wooden pole in the centre and many bundles of fabric and sleeping people surround those who are seated or standing. In the fore-ground is a bare-chested man with a worried expression, and there is a woman behind him who appears to be deep in thought or praying.

Place of Origin

Pakistan (made)

Date

1948 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph

Dimensions

Width: 29.5 cm, Height: 39.5 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a group of sombre people in Lahore. Pakistan, 1948.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Group portrait; Shelter; Veils

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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