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Flea Market on the boulevard Richard Lenoir Christian Dior fashion show Alberto Giacometti, rue d'Alésia Gare Saint-Lazare, place de l'Europe Schoolchildren looking from the top of Notre-Dame cathedral at the Seine River

Henri Cartier-Bresson: PARIS

23 April - 29 August 2016

£7/£6 concessions, free for Members and Patrons

Other concessions including Art Fund/UEA Staff/Students available. Ask at Gallery Reception for details. Members and Patrons must show their card on arrival.


Exhibition leaflet


Large print wall texts

Henri Cartier-Bresson: PARIS featured 81 magnificent images captured between 1929 and 1985 by world renowned photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, and provides an extraordinary insight into the streets of the city and the lives of its people. 

Shown in the UK for the first time, It included many of Cartier- Bresson’s best known photographs whilst many other works were shown in the UK for the first time.

Known predominantly as a photographer of the street, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s images capture the dynamism of contemporary life and this exhibition explores one of his most enduring subjects – Paris. Exquisite black and white images record the people, places and activity of the city finding the unusual, the humorous, the poignant and the often marvellous in the ordinary and everyday.

This exhibition was organised by Magnum Photos and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.