Photo-Essay: The Great Leap Forward China, By Henri Cartier-Bresson


Henri Cartier-Bresson’s ambitious 1958 photo essay on the Great Leap Forward, Mao Tse-tung’s intensive program of forced industrialization. He worked steadily for four months in China, and although he was closely monitored by the authorities, he returned with a very substantial body of work, rich in concrete detail and influential till today. Source

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