Past Exhibition

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Fotografiar del Natural

A selection of the Magnum co-founder's greatest photographs go on display in Palafrugell

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson Madrid, Spain. 1933. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos

“To take photographs is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis. It’s a way of living.” —Henri Cartier-Bresson

This exhibition is a collection of some of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most well-known photographs, spanning from the early 1930s to the 1970s. The curation is drawn from reports made across the entire world, with a selection of portraits and landscapes, which are recurring topics for the photographer.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Gare Saint Lazare, Place de l'Europe. Paris, France. 1932. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson Coronation of King George VI. London, Great Britain. 12 May 1937. "People had waited all night in Trafalgar Square in order not to miss any part of the coronation ceremony of George VI. Some slept (...)

This collection presents a journey through the photographic career of Henri Cartier-Bresson, whom many consider the greatest photographer of the 20th century. A pioneer in photojournalism and the co-founder of the Magnum Photos agency, Henri Cartier-Bresson was the artist who captured some of the most emblematic images in the history of photography. His influence has been decisive for many photographers and he continues to be a point of reference today.

This exhibition is part of the Biennal de fotografia Xavier Miserachs.