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Shiu Shin Commune, near Peking

Artist:
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, Chanteloup-en-Brie 1908–2004 Montjustin)
Date:
1958, printed ca. 1972
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 28.9 x 19.4 cm (11 3/8 x 7 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.749.8
Rights and Reproduction:
© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum
Not on view
Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Behind the Great Wall," February 15, 1972–July 5, 1972.

"Schoolboys rest after their daily drill in the Shiu Shin Commune near Peking. Sons of peasants, theyform a militia trained int he handling of guns, hand grenades, and such enemy agests as might be fropped from planes. Slogan on the wall: 'Everybody loves to work.'"
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