An original photo exhibition at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson reveals the similarities between the artists Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martin Parr, and their work. The exhibition reconciles the two photographers through their perspectives on northern England society, both at work and at play, over three different eras. Until 29 January 2023, dozens of original photographs by Martin Parr and Henri Cartier-Bresson portray British society over the years as part of the Henri Cartier-Bresson with Martin Parr – Reconciliation exhibition.
The French photographer produced many black and white images. Their composition is so well planned, so harmonious, that these pictures seem to have been staged. Henri Cartier-Bresson only took candid photographs, yet he managed to seize the second, the unique moment when all his subjects lined up, thus creating a unique ballet. As for Martin Parr, he caused a sensation with his colour photos of the British middle class. His subjects were not considered dignified, yet his images fascinate us because of their colours and their surprising and unusual details.
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson - 79, rue des Archives, 75003 Paris
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By metro: Arts et Métiers station , Temple station , République station , Saint Sébastien-Froissart station