Sunday, December 15, 2013

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Here are some of Monsieur Cartier-Bresson's photos from China (pre- and post-Revolution).

 A rush to retrieve gold from the bank before the Communist victory, Shanghai, 1949
 Beijing, 1948
 Beijing, China, 1948
 Celebrating the Communist conquest of Shanghai. 
The banner in the background reads “President Mao Tse-tung”
 China, 1958
 Communist students demonstrate against the black market, Shanghai, 1949
 Sing-song girl, 1949
["Sing-song girl" was an English term for Chinese courtesans]
The sign above this sidewalk library reads 
“Develop production, make the economy prosper.” Shanghai, 1949

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