Not that Cartier-Bresson’s work hasn’t been well exhibited throughout the world, but the show is likely to be a great study and tribute to the French photo master.
The retrospective will focus on Cartier-Bresson’s work over three decades, from the 1930s to the 1960s, highlighting his “uncanny talent for seizing lasting images from the flux of experience.”
“Taken as a whole, the exhibition presents Cartier-Bresson as a keen observer of the global panorama of human affairs and as the author of the fullest, most varied, and far-ranging account of the modern century that any photographer has produced.”
“For more than twenty-five years, he was the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs—and one of the great portraitists of the twentieth century. MoMA’s retrospective, the first in the United States in three decades, surveys Cartier-Bresson’s entire career, with a presentation of about three hundred photographs, mostly arranged thematically and supplemented with periodicals and books.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
April 11–June 28, 2010