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Shooting Soviets: Cartler-Bresson In Moscow

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Henri Cartier-Bresson was the first Western photographer granted access to the USSR in 1954 His goal was to photograph "human beings in the streets, in the shops, at work, and at play". Things as They Are - as the photos came to be titled, represented a glimpse of real life behind the iron Curtain.
A century after the birth of Cartier-Bresson,
Mark Haworth-Booth tells the story of this extraordinary assignment. Producer Mohini Patel


Henri Cartier-Bresson
Mark Haworth-Booth
Mohini Patel

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