Henri Cartier-Bresson at Centre Pompidou

“ To photograph is to put head, eye and heart in the same line of sight. ” Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Ten years after the death of the famous French pioneer of photojournalism, the Centre Pompidou presents over 500 of his photographs.

A three-part exhibit
This retrospective features 3 periods of the life of Henri Cartier-Bresson, thanks to the eponymous foundation that researched and classified thousands of his pictures. On display are war coverage pictures (Spanish war, 2nd world war), his surrealistic works, and his travels. This event is a magnificent page of 20th century history.


George Hoyningen-Huene, Henri Cartier-Bresson, New York, 1935.
The Museum of Modern Art, Thomas Walther Collection, Purchase, New York – ©George Hoyningen-Huene
Horst/Courtesy-Staley/Wise Gallery / NYC Digital Image 2013, The MOMA, New York/Scala, Florence

The “ Henri Cartier-Bresson ” exhibit, from February 12 to June 11, 2014.
Open daily except Tuesdays, from 11am to 9pm.
Open until 11pm on Thursdays.
Full rate admission: 13 or 11€ depending on time period / reduced rate: 10 or 9€ depending on time period.

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 78 12 33
Metro station: Rambuteau (line 11).


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>