17 January 1955, Life magazine published the photos of Henri Cartier-Bresson “People of Russia”.
Famous Frenchman was one of the first Western journalists who have received official permission to photograph ordinary Soviet citizens.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1908-2004) during his career photojournalist, visited dozens of countries. Twice he was in the Soviet Union for the first time in 1954. The result of his trip was the publication in Life magazine in early 1955, and published in the same year the album “Moscow”. It was one of the first Western publications on the Soviet Union after the Second world war.
In the mid-1950s, years after the book “the Decisive moment”, the authority of Cartier-Bresson was huge. “How many words dedicated to various authors in various publications for him and his methods of work, — remembers Valery the genda Rota. — But how can you compare all this with the story of “live” Bresson (he stayed with us in 1958 on the way to China). Cartier-Bresson showed us his book about Moscow.” And then Valery Albertovich writes about the impression that he had been in Moscow pictures of Bresson: “This is a friendly book that is not one of the masterpieces, but all the images published in its pages, reflect photographic credo”.
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