"Henri Cartier-Bresson at the MOMA . . . "


A beautiful weekend here in San Francisco - and a delightful Sunday afternoon spent at the MOMA exploring the exhibition of the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004).  An extensive exhibit of over 250 photographs and ephemera are on display through January 30, 2011.

"Visitors who do not yet know Cartier-Bresson's work - or do not realize how often they have seen it - will find an education here, not only in photo history but also in the timing and the judgment of framing, position and occasion that make unforgettable pictures possible.  Those skills were rare in the "modern century" when Cartier-Bresson personified them. The ease and dumpability of digital photography promise to make them ever rarer as the postmodern century unfolds."
                                                             Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle

"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant 
of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and 
to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."
Henri Cartier-Bresson

And if that's not enough - there's always just the simple joy of seeing Yerba Buena Park - with the MOMA in the distance . . . and being so close to the heartbeat of the city . . .

For more information on the exhibit, click HERE.  



La Dolfina said…
Looks fantastic. I must go!
One of my favorite photographers. Such an incredible talent. Wish I lived on the west coast!

My master, my inspiration...I bought a Leica because of him and a 35 mm. lens because of him. I chase his exhibitions around the world and I own several books on his superb photography. Ah! that decisive moment!
Spockgirl said…
There is nothing quite like the texture of black and white photos, so vividly illustrated in the bicycle pic.
quintessence said…
One of my all time favorite photographers!! Wrote a piece earlier this fall on Kertesz, who I also love - that era was so full of creative talent!

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