Henri Cartier-Bresson

Art, Photography
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Henri Cartier-Bresson
©Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos / Fundación Mapfre
Bresson en el rodaje de la película 'La regla del juego'

You can count the true masters of the art of photography on one hand. At the top of this list you're sure to name Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), 'the eye of the 20th century'. He and his camera were there at huge moments in history, eyewitnesses to conflicts including the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the Cold War. With this exhibition, which is both chronological and thematic, the Fundación Mapfre pays a well-deserved tribute to this magnificent French photographer.

Though Bresson rose to fame by capturing the 'decisive moment', this exhibition also shows his surrealist side, his best photojournalism and even his intimate style from his later years. The show is organised around three themes: his photographic beginnings and relationship with surrealism between 1926 and 1935; his political works from the time he returned from the USA in 1936 until he went back to New York in 1946; and a final sequence that covers the creation of the Magnum Photos agency in 1947 until the early 1970s. A must for fans of the art.

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