In 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) took his first trip to India, which would last three years, and would be during a transitional period, when India gained independence from Britain. It would also be during the last days of India’s great leader, Mahatma Gandhi.
The 69 photographs which make up the exhibit “India in Full Frame” captures Gandhi’s final days, and events surrounding his funeral, along with photographs highlighting India and its people during this historic time. The exhibit marks the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos, founded by Cartier-Bresson and other legendary photographers like Robert Capa and David Seymour. The exhibit is curated by Beth Citron, organized by The Rubin Museum of Art in collaboration with the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation and Magnum Photos.
The Opening of “India in Full Frame, Henri Cartier-Bresson” will take place on Friday, April 21 and will be on view to September 4, 2017. The Rubin Museum of Art, is located at 150 West 17th Street. Free admission every Friday from 6-9 pm.
As part of the 70th Anniversary of Magnum Photos, the International Center of Photography will open the exhibit “Magnum Manifesto“ on May 26. This is a contemporary look at the legendary cooperative on its 70th Anniversary, and will be on view through September 3rd. The International Center of Photography is located at 250 Bowery.