Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century

Henri Cartier-Bresson is honored with a major MoMA retrospective. VIEW OUR GALLERY of his most iconic images, including portraits of Capote and Matisse.

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FRANCE. Paris. Place de l'Europe. Gare Saint Lazare. 1932.

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FRANCE. The Var department. Hyères. 1932.

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SPAIN. Andalucia. Seville. 1933.

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SPAIN. Valencia. 1933. Inside the sliding doors of the bullfight arena.

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MEXICO. Mexico City. Calle Cuauhtemoctzin. 1934.

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FRANCE. Sunday on the banks of the River Marne. 1938.

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FRANCE. Essonne. Near Juvisy-sur-Orge. 1955.

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USA. New York City. Manhattan. Near the Hall of Records. 1947.

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CHINA. Shanghai. December 1948-January 1949. As the value of the paper money sank, the Kuomintang decided to distribute 40 grams of gold per person. With the gold rush, in December, thousands came out and waited in line for hours. The police, equipped with the remnants of the armies of the International Concession, made only a gesture toward maintaining order. Ten people were crushed to death.

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GERMANY. Dessau. A transit camp was located between the American and Soviet zones organised for refugees; political prisoners, POW's, STO's (Forced Labourers), displaced persons, returning from the Eastern front of Germany that had been liberated by the Soviet Army. A young Belgian woman and former Gestapo informer, being identified as she tried to hide in the crowd. April 1945.

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INDIA. Kashmir. Srinagar. 1948. Muslim women on the slopes of Hari Parbal Hill, praying toward the sun rising behind the Himalayas.

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INDONESIA. Sumatra. Rice fields in the Minangkabau country. 1950.

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FRANCE. Paris. 1952-1953. Schoolchildren looking from the top of Notre-Dame cathedral at the Seine River.

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FRANCE. Alpes-Maritimes. Vence. February 1944. French painter Henri MATISSE at his home, villa "Le Rêve".

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USA. Louisiana. New Orleans. US writer, Truman CAPOTE. 1947.

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FRANCE. Centre. Eure-et-Loir. 1968.

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USA. NYC. 1959. TV programme "To Tell the Truth", one of the numerous question and answer contests. This one is sponsored by a men's shaving soap.

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FRANCE. Brie. 1968.