17 July 2019

For the first time in France, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson is presenting Wright Morris’ photographic and literary vision of America.

He travels through the great plains of the Midwest during the 1930's and documents the simple life of Americans inspired by the realism of authors and photographers from the Great Depression such as John Steinbeck and Walker Evans.

An accompanying monograph Wright Morris, l’essence du visible is published by Éditions Xavier Barral. Mostly devoided of human presence, his photographs show recurrent daily objects. The spirit of each place is given a tangible form through an infinity of details, Morris succeeds in "capturing the essence of visible". 


Exhibition L’essence du visible

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

From June 18 to September 29, 2019

79 rue des Archives, Paris 3e, France


Published by Éditions Xavier Barral:

Wright Morris, l’essence du visible

Fragments de temps, Wright Morris, TXT collection





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