The Fondation HCB is closed

until September 13


Photographic commissions: the new initiators

With Julie Corteville, chief of the Patrimoines and Inventaire dpt, Ile-de-France region, photographic commission « The Grand Paris » and  Pascal Beausse, head of the photographic collections at Centre National des arts plastiques,  command on  « The youth in France». March…

Thurles, Ireland, 1952 © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

HCB prize

HCB Award

CALL FOR ENTRIES – HCB AWARD 2017 Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for a photographer who has already…

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,…