Black & White Photos of Soviet Union in 1954 by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson visited the Soviet Union in 1954 to document daily life under communism, the first foreign photographer to photograph “freely” in the post-war since Stalin’s death a year earlier. After this first trip to Russia, a second one came 19 years later for Cartier-Bresson. He was looking forward to it with the expectation to see the changes. “There is nothing more revealing than comparing a country with itself by grasping its differences and trying to discover the thread of its continuity,” he said.

Tretyakovsky Art Gallery, Moscow, USSR, 1954
City life, Moscow, USSR, 1954
Gorky Park, Moscow, USSR, 1954

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