Monday, July 26, 2010

Photography Exhibition: The Art Institute of Chicago - Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Juvisy, France, 1938The Art Institute of Chicago, regularly has extraordinary photographic exhibitions. This exhibition, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century is a great example of this wonderful photographer of the 20th century.

This exhibition will run through October 10, 2010

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) is one of the most original, accomplished, and influential figures in the history of photography. His celebrated work of the early 1930s helped to define the artistic potential of modern photography; a decade later, after surviving three years as a prisoner of war, Cartier-Bresson emerged from World War II determined to document a world in the midst of profound change. He did so in 1947 when he joined Robert Capa and others to found the Magnum photo agency, an organization that allowed photojournalists to reach broad audiences through such publications as Life and Paris Match, while still retaining independence and control over their work.

If you’re in the Chicago area before this exhibition leaves, I strongly suggest you take it in. Any Cartier-Bresson exhibition is a must as far as I’m concerned.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

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