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Tamil Nadu. Madura. 1950

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    India (made)

  • Date:

    1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver bromide print

  • Museum number:

    PH.752-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Silver bromide print depicting an emaciated child in Madurai being carried by a woman. The viewer only sees the shoulder and arm of the woman. A traditional cart is visible to the right of the pair, with a large wooden wheel.

Place of Origin

India (made)

Date

1950 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silver bromide print

Dimensions

Width: 29.5 cm, Height: 39.5 cm

Descriptive line

Silver bromide print by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting an emaciated child in Madurai being carried by a woman. India, 1950.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Bromide; Photography

Subjects depicted

Poor; Children; Poverty; Wheels; Carts

Categories

Photographs; Poverty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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