Works by Henri Cartier-Bresson will be on display at the Fundación Mapfre in Madrid from June 28 to September 7, 2014. In fact, Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004) wanted to be a painter: painting and drawing were his favourites pastimes as a child; yet it was his photography that would leave a lasting impression on the 20th century.
Equipped with a Leica M, he was always on the look-out, waiting for the 'decisive moment'. His black and white pictures captured some of the greatest moments in 20th century history, and his iconic portraits included some of the most important personalities of the time.
A large retrospective
The comprehensive exhibition to be presented in Madrid was realized by the Centre Pompidou and is the result of a collaboration between the Mapfre and Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundations. The works on display have been compiled from 20 different collections.
Further information available at: Fondation Mapfre