Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Centre Pompidou

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Crowd waiting outside a bank to purchase
gold during the last days of the Kuomintang,
Shanghai, China, December 1948© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos,
courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson, First paid holidays, banks of the Seine, France
1936. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos,
courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

Paris' Centre Pompidou presents an extraordinarily thorough retrospective of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson's oeuvre, with more than 500 works spanning the artist's 70 year career. The chronological exhibition starts with the period in which Cartier-Bresson fraternised with the Surrealists and began his work as a photographer, followed by the era marked by his political engagement and his work for the Communist press, and leads on to his photo-reportage work and the creation of the Magnum Photos cooperative. Bringing together this wealth of work - which includes photographs, films, drawings and documents - the retrospective aims to show the many facets of Cartier-Bresson which, united by his eye for composition and ability to capture a singular moment, made him one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. 

Henri Cartier-Bresson, 12th February - 9th June 2014
Every day except Tuesday, 11am - 9pm. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post! Henri Cartier Bresson's photographies are amazing... I found some beautiful pictures representing Cartier Bresson's "Decisive Moment" in Art Days, here is the link! http://www.art-days.com/henri-cartier-bresson-decisive-moment/ Enjoy!