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  • Henri CARTIER-BRESSON

    A refugee recognizes her Gestapo informant in a displaced persons camp, Dessau, Germany, 1945


    Medium: Early ferrotyped gelatin silver print, ca. 1955
    Neg. Date: 1945 / Print Date: ca. 1955
    Size: 6.75 x 10 inches
    Description: “Mention Obligatoire” credit stamp and annotated “Sauvette 34” on verso
    Provenance: From the personal collection of Léon Herschtritt, the French photographer and friend of Cartier-Bresson’s Illustrated: Kirstein and Newhall, The Photographs of HCB, MoMA 1947, p 40; Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image & the World: A Retrospective, Thames & Hudson, NY, 2003, pl. 79; Decisive Moment (“Images a la Sauvette”), pl. 34; HCB: Scrapbook (Thames & Hudson), p. 228; Cheroux, HCB, p. 51; Koetzle, Photo Icons, Vol 2, pp. 46-47; 20th Cent. Photography Museum Ludwig Cologne, p. 101; Des Images CB et des Mots, p. 119; Bonnefoy, HCB: Photographer, p. 69; Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century (MoMA), p. 106; HCB and the Artless Art, fig. 151; The World of HCB, pl. 81; The Aperture History of Photography, Book 1, pl. 47; Pollack, The Picture History of Photography, p. 567; 12 at War, p. 138; LIFE Magazine, vol. 22, no. 9, 1947, p. 16; The Penrose Annual, vol. 51, 1957, pl. 8

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