Henri Cartier-Bresson

Born 1908, Chanteloup-en-Brie, France. Died 2004, Montjustin, France.
Cartier-Bresson studied painting in André Lhote’s studio before taking his first shots with a camera in Cote d’Ivoire in 1931. Returned from his trip to Africa, he bought a Leica and started publishing the photos he had taken while travelling to Italy, Spain, and Mexico in different reviews. In 1926, he took interest in the surrealists, incorporating their techniques (chance operations, wanderings, subversions) into his own artistic practice.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture