Henri cartier bresson
from
15 June
au
31 October
2021
Exposition

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Paris Revisited
For its first exhibition after reopening, the Musée Carnavalet - History of Paris has joined forces with the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the greatest French photographers of the 20th century.

The exhibition is revisiting the links between the artist and the city where he always lived and which was a great source of artistic inspiration.

After early years marked by the influence of the photographer Eugène Atget and the Surrealist artists, Cartier-Bresson became, from the 1930s onward, a long-haul traveller, with Paris as his home port. In a city that he never stopped exploring, his interest lay in the way people moved and occupied space. He photographed them in the street and in meetings.

Passionate about current affairs, Cartier-Bresson was a witness to several major historical events, such as the Liberation of Paris in August 1944 and May 68. He made a point of going straight to the site of gatherings as soon as he could.

In Paris, as elsewhere, his camera never left his side. Photographing for him was a state of mind, a breath, an affirmation, and at times, a form of protest. His pictures of Paris, which occupy a major place in his work, reflect his urban wanderings but were also elements of photo-reportages and commissions he produced for the international press; the latter are often not widely known as Cartier-Bresson usually retained only one image from them in his books and exhibitions. This mosaic reflects a flâneur who was particularly attracted by the banks of the Seine and the fringes of Parisian society.

The result of several years of research, the exhibition will present original prints, including thirty or so previously unshown, publications and audiovisual recordings of the artist. Most of the photographs come from the collections of the Musée Carnavalet and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Planned jointly by the two institutions, this project harmonises with the exhibition Eugène Atget – Voir Paris presented at the Fondation HCB, based on the collections of the Musée Carnavalet.

A book comprising essays written by the curators, as well as 200 reproductions, has been published in French by Paris Musées, and in English by Thames & Hudson.

 

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Musée Carnavalet, Histoire de Paris

16, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris
France

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Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris
23, rue de Sévigné
75003 Paris

The exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Full price: 11 €

Reduced price: 9 €

Online reservation required by following this link

Public

  • Enfant / Adolescent
  • Famille
  • Adulte

Cartier-Bresson

Affiche de l'exposition

GENERAL COMMISSION

  • Valérie Guillaume, director of the Musée Carnavalet - History of Paris
  • François Hébel, director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

SCIENTIFIC COMMISSION

  • Anne de Mondenard, head curator, Musée Carnavalet - History of Paris

  • Agnès Sire, artistic director

  • Aude Raimbault, collection curator, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

Cartier-Bresson

Vers le stade Charléty, mai 1968 Collection Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Jean-Paul Sartre et Jean Pouillon sur le pont des Arts, Paris, 1945 Collection du musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Place de l’Europe, derrière la gare Saint Lazare, 1932 Collection du musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Le pont des Arts, 1936 Collection Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Libération de Paris, 25 août 1944 Collection Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Bouquiniste sur les quais de Seine, 1952 Collection Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Sous le métro aérien, boulevard de la Chapelle, 1951 Collection Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Les quais de Seine, 1955 Collection du musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Jardin des Tuileries, 1974 Collection du musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Vers le stade Charléty, mai 1968 Collection Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Place de la Bastille, 1953 Collection du musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos