Henri Cartier-BressonBruxelles, Belgium, 1932© Henri Cartier-Bresson / MagnumBack of the image - HCB wrote: "One of my first fotos"

In June of 1940, Henri Cartier-Bresson was taken prisoner by the Germans and sent to Stalag V-A, number 845. Believing that he had died in captivity, the Museum of Modern Art in New York began work on a memorial exhibition. When Cartier-Bresson, who escaped from the camp on his third try in 1943, learned of the museum’s plans, he was pleased to lend a hand. The result of his efforts was “Scrapbook: Photographs, 1932-1946”: a display of 346 prints, 331 of them original scrapbook images chosen, printed, and assembled by Cartier-Bresson himself.


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