Past Exhibition

Portraits d’Europe 1960 – 1980: Cartier-Bresson, Barbey, Manos, Parr

An exhibition of selected vintage photographs depicting Europeans by four Magnum masters

Henri Cartier-Bresson Dublin, Ireland. 1952. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos

Portraits d’Europe 1960-80: Cartier-Bresson – Barbey – Manos – Parr is a new show presented at the Magnum Photos Gallery in Paris, which gathers more than forty iconic photographs captured by four great masters represented by the agency.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Les Halles, central market, 1st arrondissement, Paris, France. 1952. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson During the celebration of La Feria, between two races of the callejon in the arena. San Fermines, Pamplona, Navarre, Spain. July 1. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos

The show takes visitors through a sometimes funny, romantic or epic visual journey: France as discovered by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Italy as immortalized by Bruno Barbey, Greece as illustrated by Constantine Manos and England as seen by Martin Parr, all bring together a varied vision of a deeply European painting.

The selection of images is extracted from series published in world famous books: Les Europeens by Cartier Bresson (1955), bad Weather by Martin Parr (1982), a greek portfolio by Costa Manos (1999) and Les Italiens by Bruno Barbey (2002).

This is a print sales exhibition from Magnum Gallery. For print sales enquiries please contact Simone Klein at and Christina Vatsella at

Bruno Barbey Town of Caltanissetta, Sicily region, Italy. 1963. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Bruno Barbey Town of Milan, Italy. 1964. © Bruno Barbey | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Roscommon races. From 'Bad Weather'. Ireland. May 1981. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr From 'Bad Weather'. November. York, England. 1981. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos

Exhibition from April 29 to June 30 2017

Monday to Friday 10-13h and 14 – 18h

On April 29 and 30 the exhibition will be open from 11am until 6pm

Portraits d’Europe 1960-1980
Magnum Gallery
19 rue Hegesippe Moreau
75018 Paris


Constantine Manos By the sea. A Greek Portfolio. Nea Moudania, Chalkidiki, Greece. 1964. © Constantine Manos | Magnum Photos
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