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Boulevard St Michel. May 1968

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photograph

  • Museum number:

    PH.554-1978

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Photograph depicting riot police with shields, helmets and goggles, standing in the road beside a fallen tree on Boulevard St Michel in Paris, during the revolution of May 1968.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photograph

Dimensions

Height: 57 cm Mount, Width: 47 cm Mount, Height: 40 cm Image, Width: 30 cm Image

Descriptive line

Photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson depicting riot police on Boulevard St. Michel during the civil unrest and general strikes of May 1968. France, 1968.

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Police; Revolution; Riot; Protest; Uprising

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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