Henri Cartier-Bresson’sÂ genius for composition, situational intelligence or dexterity to seize the right moment,Â coined and defined the principle â€śdecisive momentâ€ťÂ Â
A decade after his death in 2004,Â Centre PompidouÂ celebrates his work and his life in their latest exhibition running till 9, June 2014 in Paris.
ClĂ©ment ChĂ©roux, the curator of photographs at the Centre Pompidou, took up the monumental challenge of assembling 500Â artefactsÂ including number of painting, family portraits, drawings all showingÂ the creative process of this street photographer and his journey leading to the co-founding ofÂ Magnum in 1947Â and snippets of the very private individual behind this surrealist and avant-garde photographer.
We can see our world through his lens during times of the Roaring Twenties, Colonial Africa, two World wars, American boom, Hippies of 70â€™s- all in black and white. The exhibition is the story of the 20thÂ century, narrated through the masterwork of a legend.
If you can’t make the exhibit the DVD is almost like being there!
February 12, 2014 – June 9, 2014
Centre Pompidou â€“
Place Georges Pompidou – Paris 4Â e
11:00 to 23:00