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Henri Cartier-Bresson

B. France, 1908-2004

The Works

16

1

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Cosmonauts, Leningrad Avenue, Moscow

1972

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

2

Henri Cartier-Bresson

La Defense, Paris, France

1972

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

3

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Hyères

1932

Silver gelatin print, printed later

4

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Ivry-Sur-Seine

1955

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

5

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Saul Steinberg, Vermont

1947

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

6

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Bastille Day Party, Paris

Circa 1952

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

7

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Saturday in the Synagogue, Leningrad

1973

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

8

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Canteen for Workers Building the Hotel Metropol, Moscow

1954

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

9

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Bougival, Yvelines, France

1956

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

10

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Rue De Bassano, 8th Arrondissement, Paris

1953

Silver gelatin print, printed later

11

Henri Cartier-Bresson

On the Place Du Tertre, Montmartre, Paris

1952

Silver gelatin print, printed later

12

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Lilya Brik, Moscow

1954

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

13

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Pro Fidel Castro Demonstration, New York

1960

Silver gelatin print, printed later

14

Henri Cartier-Bresson

District of Menilmontant, 20th Arrondissement, Paris

1969

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

15

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Paris

1932

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

16

Henri Cartier-Bresson

French Art Dealer Pierre Colle, Paris

1932

Silver gelatin print, printed 1980s

Henri Cartier-Bresson

B. France1908-2004

henri cartier bresson portrait

B. France1908-2004

Biography

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), brought a new aesthetic and practice to photography, initiated modern photojournalism, and influenced generations of followers. Striving for a perfect balance of content and formal composition in all his work, he lived and worked by his mantra of ‘the decisive moment’ which he defined as ‘the simultaneous recognition in a fraction of a second of the significance of an event as well as of the precise organisation of forms.’ For Cartier-Bresson, the photograph had to contain significant content that was arranged into rigorous composition.

In 1947 Cartier-Bresson co-founded Magnum Photos Robert Capa, David Seymour, and George Rodger. In 2003, with his wife and daughter, he created the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris for the preservation of his work. He published over thirty publications during his lifetime and was awarded the Prix de la Société Française de Photographic (1959), the Deutsche Gesellsschaft für Photographie (1975) and the Grand Prix National de la Photographie (1981).

His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, The Art Institute of Chicago,  International Center for Photography, New York, The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Hayward Gallery, London, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, National Portrait Gallery, London and Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh. His work is held in numerous international collections including Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, University of Fine Arts, Osaka, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicacago, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, International Center of Photography, New York, The Philadelphia Art Institute, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv.

Exhibitions

2

Bastille Day Paris, Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Unseen

1.2 - 17.22018

Closed

Hyères Henri Cartier Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Decisive Collection

25.2 - 26.32015

Closed

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