The Fondation HCB is closed

until September 9, 2016

The Foundation

The Building

The Foundation is housed in an atelier built by Molinié in 1912. Architects Ceria and Coupel have carefully restructured the original edifice in order to adapt it to museographic standards. The main goal was to enable the Foundation to exhibit vintage…

Martine Franck

Martine Franck

A photograph isn’t necessarily a lie, but nor is it the truth. It’s more of a fleeting, subjective impression. What I most like about photography is the moment that you can’t anticipate: you have to be constantly watching for it,…

Bookstore

Bookstore

Welcome to the Foundation’s online bookstore.  This space is dedicated to showcasing a non-exclusive selection of publications related to Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martine Franck, and the exhibitions presented at the Foundation. Some titles are currently out-of-print and considered to be rare books.…

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson

For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to give a “meaning” to the world, one has to feel…