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Telavi, Georgia

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Georgia (made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

This photographs demonstrate Cartier-Bresson’s impeccable skill at quickly arranging disparate elements in his viewfinder into a satisfying and often revelatory picture. In the photograph, the car roughly splits the composition in two. In rural Georgia, the car is an incongruous sign of modernity as farmers gather at the eleventh-century Alaverdi Monastery for a St George’s Day picnic

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting farm workers from the kolkhozes (collective farms), visiting an 11th century monastery to celebrate Saint George.

Place of Origin

Georgia (made)


1972 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print


Height: 38 cm Mount, Width: 53 cm Mount, Height: 30 cm Image, Width: 40 cm Image

Descriptive line

Photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Telavi, Georgia, 1972, gelatin silver print


Photographic paper



Subjects depicted

Monasteries; Leisure; Farmers; Religious; Workers; Picnics




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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