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Monday, March 10, 2014

Henri Cartier Bresson

Centre Pompidou
A brand new retrospective of the works of the photographer Henri Cartier Bresson just opened at the Centre Pompidou. It features a collection of over 500 photographs and drawings arranged chronologically to illustrate the evolution of his work.

Expos such as this remind me of why I enjoy living in Paris:  a) I love riding the escalators to the top floor of the Centre Pompidou. The skyline of central Paris slowly reveals itself through the walls of the transparent exterior tunnel as you ascend to the top floor. And b) The Cartier Bresson exhibit is like taking a complete class in photo composition.
Salerne, Italy, 1933

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