Friday, June 25, 2010

Surfaces and depths

At the Henri Cartier-Bresson show at MoMA (which closes this weekend), I was blown away again by this picture, shot in Sevilla in 1933. At once so three-dimensional - as if a world had broken through the surface of the paper - and also so like a collage, each boy on a different scale and as if cut from another context. There are lots of unfamiliar photos, too, like this one (from Dessau in 1945), to which there can be no words.

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