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Tamil Nadu. Madras. 1950. Pilgrimage.

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.754-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting a group of disabled people lying on the steps of a staircase, some begging, in Madras. Two of the men have withered legs and one woman holds her hand to her eyes to indicate that she is blind. They have cans and bowls for coins and most of the group are looking up at the photographer.

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

1950 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph

Dimensions

Width: 39.5 cm, Height: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting a group of disabled people lying on the steps of a staircase, some begging, in Madras. India, 1950.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Disabled; Poor; Beggars; Poverty; Pilgrims

Categories

Photographs; Disability

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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