The father of modern photojournalism, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson will have his works featured in a number of exhibitions. There’s an ongoing one and and more notably, an upcoming one at an atelier called La Maison des artistes. Read on…
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) was a French photographer who is considered to be one of the most influential photographers of all time. A master of “candid photography,” he helped develop the street photography style that influenced generations of photographers and even enthusiasts. He also co-founded Magnum Photos together with Robert Capa, David Seymour, William Vandivert and George Rodger.
This posthumous show will feature 90 black and white prints not just by Cartier-Bresson, but also by fellow photographer Paul Strand. The collection will also include unpublished works of Cartier Bresson and showcase Strand’s collections from Spain, Mexico and the United States. The show will be housed on La Maison des artistes – the current headquarters of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation or Fondation HCB.
He also has a current ongoing exhibition at Kunst Haus Wien titled The Compass in the Eye: America-India-Soviet Union which is open until February 26th, 2012. Henri Cartier-Bresson/Paul Strand, Mexico 1932-1934 will be open from January 11th – April 22nd 2012. For more information, you may visit henricartierbresson.org.
Henri Cartier-Bresson is the current artist featured in our Weekly Tribute. For more of the artist, you can check these other articles: Mimicking the Masters: Henri Cartier-Bresson and Lessons from Photography Masters: Henri Cartier-Bresson.