SFMoMA Museum of Modern Art

Henri Cartier-Bresson

30 Oct 2010 - 30 Jan 2011

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Hyères, France, 1932
gelatin silver print
collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York
© 2010 Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris
The Modern Century
October 30, 2010 - January 30, 2011

An innovative artist, trailblazing photojournalist, and quintessential world traveler, Henri Cartier-Bresson ranks among the most accomplished and original figures in the history of photography. His inventive images of the early 1930s helped define the creative potential of the medium, and his uncanny ability to capture life on the run made his work synonymous with "the decisive moment." This major retrospective offers a fresh look at Cartier-Bresson's entire career, revealing him as one of the great portraitists of the 20th century and one of its keenest observers of the global theater of human affairs.

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