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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century

From June 13 to July 31, 2019, visit Leica Gallery Los Angeles and Peter Fetterman Gallery to celebrate the legacy of Henri Cartier-Bresson in The Eye of the Century

Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the greatest French humanist photographers during the twentieth century. Considered a master of candid photography and an early user of 35 mm film, Cartier-Bresson appeared at every major event and in the company of what seemed like every important figure of the twentieth century. 

Cartier-Bresson was trained as a painter from a very young age. Toward the end of the 1920s, the artist first began photography. Captivated by the rapid documentation of an immediate sketch, there are strong traces of Cubanist and Surrealist influences in these initial works.   

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a fervent geometrician and only composed within the camera, never in the darkroom. Committed to ensuring visual harmony, humanity, and the impermanence of reality, his works are focused by a classically trained eye which allowed for the creation of an original body of historic imagery. 

Open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm, be sure to visit Leica Gallery to see Henri Cartier-Bresson’s legacy in person!