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Friday 21 February

Tribute to the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, in Centre Pompidou

"To photograph, it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart" Henri Cartier-Bresson

From Frebruary 12th to June 9th, 2014, Centre Pompidou pays tribute to the famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), nicknamed "The Eye of th XXth century". His passion for photography has revealed in France in 1920 with the meeting of the surrealists and was confirmed after various trips in Africa.


Henri Cartier-Bresson was also an international reporter and knew so how to immortalize important events of the XXth century such as the Spanish civil war, the return of prisoners at the end of the Second World War or still the independence of Indonesia. In presenting these political and social events in eyes of the world, Henri Cartier-Bresson was named: "The Eye of the Twentieth century".


Through more than 500 photos, movies and personal documents of the photographer which were kept since 2003 by his Foundation, "Cartier-Bresson", the exhibition offers you a chronological and new reading on the striking moments of the XXth century.


This exhibition can be every day visited except on Tuesday, from 11 am till 11 pm. 

You can purchase your tickets to skip the lines at Hotel Verneuil