I implore you to pay a visit to the exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson's 25 silver gelatin prints, dated from 1930's and 1940's in the West Vancouver Museum. Be prepared to be blown away by Bresson's impeccable and awe-inspiring masterpieces.
Don’t miss out on this nice little exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson prints, from the National Gallery of Canada’s permanent collection, on show in West Vancouver Museum until August 28th.
He was a pioneer of street photography/photojournalism and coined the phrase “the decisive moment”, Shooting with a Leica, which was a revolutionary small camera at the time, he traveled extensively. Some of the prints on show are from his trips to Mexico, there are some famous scenes from France and a few interesting portraits; Alfred Steiglitz, Edward Steichen, Jean-Paul Sartre. A great show to have in our neighborhood (Vancouver), it’s worth the trip over the bridge to West Van, and the Harmony Arts Festival is in full swing.
The prints are silver gelatin, and vary in size from about 8×10 to about 12×16inch, made in the 30’s and 40’s. No photography is allowed inside the Museum. The Museum is in a heritage building that has been modernized inside, with air conditioning. Suggested donation is $5. There is another exhibit to see right now, Abstract paintings by Lionel Thomas.
Address: 680 17th Street (at Esquimalt), West Vancouver, BC
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm.