HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON (French, 1908 – 2004)

Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in Canteloup, Seine et Marne, France, in 1908. Though he studied painting and literature at university, Cartier-Bresson is known for the photography career he began in 1931. Working in India, Burma, Pakistan, China and Indonesia; the U.S.S.R.; Cuba, Mexico, and Canada; and India and Japan, Cartier-Bresson has an expansive worldview. He received the 1959 Prix de la Société Française de la Photographie and the Overseas Press Club of America Award five times.

Selected Collections:

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Albertina, Vienna, Austria

Musée des beaux-arts du Canada

The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris

Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris

SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Center for Creative Photography, U. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ