“A gem that lets the photography do the talking. Highly recommended.” (Choice)
Vintage black and white images pack a powerful survey of the perspectives and approaches of both in a collection highly recommended for any college-level art library strong in American image history and analysis.
” (Midwest Book Review)
“Two of history’s greatest shutterbugs documented citizens during some of the country’s leanest years- from the Great Depression to the end of WWII- producing haunting portraits of Dust Bowl austerity and postwar uncertainty.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“By looking at images made in the United States by both photographers from 1928-1948, with Evans at the height of his career and Cartier-Bresson just beginning his, one gets a unique perspective on the differing sensibilities of these two 20th Century giants.” (Picturemagazine.com)
“This intriguing new book offers a fascinating opportunity to compare and contrast the work of the two photographic masters between 1929 and 1947.” (France)
“This will appeal not only to all photographers, from amateurs to artists, but also to anyone interested in the history of photography and American social and cultural history. Highly recommended.” (Library Journal)
About the Author
Agnès Sire is the Director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.