man kissing the hand of a Cardinal

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Cardinal Pacelli at Montmartre, Paris, 1938

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Here Henri Cartier-Bresson snapped what he termed a "decisive moment," capturing the emotive energy surrounding Cardinal Pacelli (who would be crowned Pope Pius XII the year after this photograph was taken). Masses of followers come to meet him in Montmartre, the quintessentially avant-garde quarter of Paris and a site of frequent artistic rebellion against religious figures.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (#956)
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Title
Cardinal Pacelli at Montmartre, Paris
Artist Life
1908–2004
Role
Photographer
Accession Number
95.6.23
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man kissing the hand of a Cardinal

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