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The Mind’s Eye

An exhibition in cooperation with the Fondation Cartier-Bresson, Paris

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Installation photo. 'L’imaginaire d’après Nature' exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson at Chanel Nexus Hall. Tokyo, Japan. 2013.
NN1146621 Installation photo. 'L’imaginaire d’après Nature' exhibition by Henri Cartier-Bresson at Chanel Nexus Hall. Tokyo, Japan. 2013.
Henri Cartier-Bresson Brussels, Belgium. 1932. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson Inside the sliding doors of the bullfight arena. Valencia, Spain. 1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson French painter Henri Matisse at his home, Villa Le Rêve. Alpes-Maritimes, Vence, France. February, 1944. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson Fire in Hoboken, facing Manhattan, USA. 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson Final days of the Kuomintang peasant market before it closed down. Beijing, China. December, 1948. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson Abruzzo. Scanno, Italy. 1951. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson Place de l'Europe. Gare Saint Lazare. Paris, France. 1932. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson Seville, Spain. 1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson The Var department. Hyères, France. 1932. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson Brie, France. 1968. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos

"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to ‘give a meaning’ to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, a discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry – it is by great economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression
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- Henri Cartier-Bresson