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!




February 12, 2014 – June 9, 2014



Centre Pompidou –

Place Georges Pompidou – Paris 4 e




11:00 to 23:00



Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition


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  1. nnnaaa

    March 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    How do you get the DVD?

  2. sandyy

    March 28, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    My favorite photographer, I love all his pictures, that are full of life …


  3. Gabriel

    March 29, 2014 at 7:19 am

    A great artist, definitely worth the effort to visit Paris for this unique exhibition of Henri Cartier Bresson’s life & work.

  4. Véronique

    March 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Mais aussi Bill Viola et Mapplethorpe au Grand Palais à Paris

  5. Amy

    March 31, 2014 at 3:44 am

    Was lucky to be in Paris and see this a couple of weeks ago. Very popular so time your visit well. Opened my eyes to more. Highly inspiring!

  6. Carla

    May 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Love Cartier Bresson, the master of freeze the moment with his camera.
    10 years ago I saw a great exhibition “Portraits”, at the National Portrait Gallery in London. I believe the book is still available. I will never forget that exhibit

  7. Filmin

    March 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I think I see

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