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Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Walker Evans.
Documentary and Anti-Graphic Photographs: A Reconstruction of the 1935 Exibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York.


Photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Walker Evans. Essays by Anges Sire, Daniel Giradin, and Ian Jeffrey.
Steidl, Göttingen, 2004. 192 pp., 29 black-and white and 89 tritone illustrations, 8x9½".



Publisher's Description
It was in the process of sorting through Henri Cartier-Bresson's archives, brought together for the creation of the Foundation, that we came upon a modest white announcement card bearing a strange pair of eyes and a no less obscure title: 'Documentary and Anti-Graphic Photographs'. Everything about it was enticing: the names of three artists of no small renown which formed the eyes - Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson -, the date, April 1935, and the name of the dealer, Julien Levy. As for the significance of the 'anti-graphic photography', it was open to a variety of interpretations which anyone curious about photographs would feel duty-bound to explore.

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