The Lost New Jersey Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson | The New Yorker


The Lost New Jersey Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Lost New Jersey Photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Why New Jersey? Because people make such a funny face when you mention New Jersey.”

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/02/13/the-lost-new-jersey-photographs-of-henri-cartier-bresson

In 1975, the renowned photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson received an invitation to travel from Paris to America for what would become one of his final photographic projects. Choose any subject, anywhere, he was told. His choice? New Jersey. New Jersey? He seemed delighted by his own provocation. “Why New Jersey?” he said. “Because people make such a funny face when you mention New Jersey.”