Although Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is widely considered one of the world’s greatest photographers, much about his early work remains unknown. For this reason, Cartier-Bresson’s personal scrapbook of his best work from his rich early period (1932-46) provides an extraordinary window onto his process and artistic development, documenting both his travels to Spain and Mexico and his encounters with Surrealism and modern art.
The exhibition is organized by Agnes Sire of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, where it first appeared; it will have its sole American venue at ICP. The publication that accompanies the exhibition reproduces all the images chosen by Cartier-Bresson, as well as his correspondence and historical documents.
January 19 through April 29, 2007