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Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 1949.

Barcelona

Henri Cartier-Bresson

CaixaForum Barcelona
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8
September 15, 2003–January 5, 2004

Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
May 9–August 2, 2004

Bibliothèque nationale de France (Richelieu)
5, rue Vivienne
May 1–July 27, 2003

Palazzo Delle Esposizioni
Via Nazionale 194
September 30, 2004–January 15, 2005

This is hardly curator Robert Delpire’s first Cartier-Bresson retrospective, and its singularity undoubtedly lies in the fifty years of friendship and collaboration between the world’s best-known living photographer and the legendary publisher, producer, and founding director of Paris’s Centre National de la Photographie, now director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. Intended as a portrait of the man rather than a catalogue of the works, the exhibition includes little-known early photos, proofs, vintage prints, books, paintings, and drawings, and films by and about the photographer.