Friday, March 28, 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s genius for composition, situational intelligence or dexterity to seize the right moment, coined and defined the principle “decisive moment”  

 

 

A decade after his death in 2004, Centre Pompidou celebrates his work and his life in their latest exhibition running till 9, June 2014 in Paris.

 

 

Clément Chéroux, the curator of photographs at the Centre Pompidou, took up the monumental challenge of assembling 500 artefacts including number of painting, family portraits, drawings all showing the creative process of this street photographer and his journey leading to the co-founding of Magnum in 1947 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 70’s- all in black and white. The exhibition is the story of the 20th century, narrated through the masterwork of a legend.

 

 

If you can’t make the exhibit the DVD is almost like being there!

 

 

When:

February 12, 2014 – June 9, 2014

 

Where:

Centre Pompidou –

Place Georges Pompidou – Paris 4 e

Paris

 

Timings:

11:00 to 23:00

 

Web:

Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition

Friday, March 28, 2014

On the Street….via Savona, Milan

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Friday, March 28, 2014

If You’re Thinking About…..Floral Embroidered Coats

A floral embroidered coat seems to be all the rage on chic girls this Winter

Thursday, March 27, 2014

On the Street…..Black & White Night, Milan

Thursday, March 27, 2014

On the Street…..Summer St., London

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

On the Street….Park Street, London

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

On the Street….Fashion in Detail, Paris

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Gym floor chic is spreading.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On the Street….Spotted Outside Colette, Paris

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On the Street…..via Solari, Milan

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Reading List…Les Amies de Place Blanche by Christer Strömholm

book_5519websmallIn the book you feel and see the emersion of  Christer Strömholm into the subculture of  transsexuals in the Place Blanche area of 1950s’ Paris.

 

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Les Aimes de Place Blanche by Christer Strömholm
Publisher: Dewi Lewis
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