Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World
27 Aug – 27 Nov 2011
Gallery of Modern Art
Henri Cartier-Bresson is responsible for some of the most iconic photographic images of portraiture and photojournalism. In many cases his photographs have become defining records of modern history, portraits of European culture from the 1930s to the 1970s, and examples of a 'decisive moment' — a phrase often used to describe Cartier-Bresson's works, which can illustrate action, emotion and an entire story in a single image. Cartier-Bresson's work focuses on humanity and, often preferring to blend into a situation, his camera captured faces and bodies full of emotion and intentions both intimate and bold.