Henri Cartier-Bresson

10th Feb 2018 - 17th Feb 2018

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10 – 17 February 2018

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s pictures have arguably had more impact on the medium than any other twentieth century photographer. Celebrated for his mastery of the ‘decisive moment,’ his pictures revolutionised the aesthetics of photography while also documenting an astonishing cavalcade of historical events. In his co-founding of the Magnum Photos agency, he also helped to bring about a modernisation of the business of photography, ensuring that photojournalists could benefit properly from the explosion of media interest in the medium.

Like any artist who has penetrated the heights of cultural acclaim a certain few of Cartier-Bresson’s images have become icons, but these images are often referred to at the expense of a huge wealth of other extraordinary pictures within his archive. Huxley-Parlour gallery is delighted to present 12 photographs that are less well-known, but that still embody his core photographic beliefs. Most of these prints were made specifically for collectors, on demand, and some may even be unique prints. All are certainly extremely rare, and are images that perhaps deserve more recognition that they have so far received.

Works

Avenue Des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, 1968

Avenue Des Champs-Elysees, Paris, France, 1968

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Rue De Bassano, 8th Arrondissement, Paris, 1953

Rue De Bassano, 8th Arrondissement, Paris, 1953

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Young Ballerinas, Palais Garnier Opera House, Paris, 1954

Young Ballerinas, Palais Garnier Opera House, Paris, 1954

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Kyoto, Japan, 1965

Kyoto, Japan, 1965

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Cosmonauts, Leningrad Avenue, Moscow, 1972

Cosmonauts, Leningrad Avenue, Moscow, 1972

Henri Cartier-Bresson

La Defense, Paris, France, 1972

La Defense, Paris, France, 1972

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Ivry-Sur-Seine, 1955

Ivry-Sur-Seine, 1955

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Bastille Day Party, Paris, Circa 1952

Bastille Day Party, Paris, Circa 1952

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Pro Fidel Castro Demonstration, New York, 1960

Pro Fidel Castro Demonstration, New York, 1960

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Tarascon, France, 1959

Tarascon, France, 1959

Henri Cartier-Bresson

On The Place Du Tertre, Montmartre, Paris, 1952

On The Place Du Tertre, Montmartre, Paris, 1952

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Mardi Gras, Tarascon, Bouches-Du-Rhone, 1960

Mardi Gras, Tarascon, Bouches-Du-Rhone, 1960

Henri Cartier-Bresson