French photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson believed that every photographer has two sides—“Everyone discovers themselves and also discovers the world.” To him, however, the most important moment was that defining click, when his camera captured the rapidly moving scene and made everything stand still. Cartier-Bresson’s lens led him all over the world. He photographed the Spanish elections, the coronation of George VI, and George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet. He took the last photos of Ghandi, just a few hours before the Mahatma was assassinated. In 1948–49 and 1958, Cartier-Bresson traveled to China, where he documented the evolution of modern Asian history. This rare exhibition features images from those two trips. —E.C.
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