The "Scrapbook", housed at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris, contains 345 images printed by HCB himself to prepare for the Museum of Modern Art show in 1947.
The original album lay "asleep" in the Cartier-Bresson’s archive until 1992, when the photographer himself noticed that the scrapbook’s paper pages were deteriorating. Working with an assistant, he began removing the prints from the pages, until his wife, Martine Franck, convinced him to stop. At that point, only 13 pages remained untouched. It represents a major contribution to the understanding of Cartier-Bresson during this period. The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation has been working with German publisher Gerhard Steidl to produce a facsimile album.
Publisher: Steidl (Gottingen, 2006)
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