Friday, April 30, 2010

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON Photography Exhibit at MoMA

On exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art until June 28 is a retrospective of the photographs of HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (1908-2004), one of the most original, accomplished, influential and beloved photographer. The exhibition surveys Cartier-Bresson’s entire career, with a presentation of about three hundred photographs, mostly arranged thematically and supplemented with periodicals and books. In a review of the exhibition in The New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl writes, "The hallmark of Cartier-Bresson’s genius is less in what he photographed than in where he placed himself to photograph it, incorporating peculiarly eloquent backgrounds and surroundings. His shutter-click climaxes an artful scurry for the perfect point of view. This made him a natural for photojournalism, whose subjects, their “significance” prejudged, unfold unpredictably in space and time."

2 comments:

Mo said...

I would love to see this exhibit. Have you been yet?

Noel Y.C. said...

Hi Mo. Yes I have. It was wonderful!