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.
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