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Henri Cartier-Bresson Images à la Sauvette (Verve, 1952), cover © Henri Cartier‐Bresson / Magnum Photos
Images à la Sauvette (Verve, 1952), p. 29-30, Spain and Spanish Morocco,1933

IMAGES À LA SAUVETTE

Jan 11, 2017 — Apr 23, 2017

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

2, impasse Lebouis
75014 paris
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From January 11 to April 23, 2017, the Foundation devotes an exhibition to Cartier-Bresson’s famous publication Images à la Sauvette. Initated by the French publisher Tériade, the project is finally achieved on October 1952 as a French-American co-edition, with the contribution of Matisse and the American publishers Simon and Schuster. The latter chose “The Decisive Moment” as the title of the American version, and unintentionally imposed the motto which would define Cartier-Bresson’s work. Since its publication in 1952, Images à la Sauvette has received an overwhelming success. It is considered as “a Bible for photographers” according to Robert Capa’s words. The innovative design of the publication stroke the art world with its refine format, the heliogravure quality and the strength of the image sequences. The publication reveals the inherent duality of Cartier-Bresson’s work; between the photographer’s intimate interpretation and his documentary approach.

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