Punjab, India

Henri Cartier-Bresson French

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This photograph depicts a group of refugees at the Kurukshetra camp performing simple exercises to drive away lethargy and despair. Framed against a blank wall, as if in an ancient frieze, the wildly dancing figures appear eternally suspended between desperation and ecstasy.

Punjab, India, Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, Chanteloup-en-Brie 1908–2004 Montjustin), Gelatin silver print

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