2018: The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation is expanding

  Press Release Right bank In the autumn of 2018, the Foundation created by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martine Franck and their daughter Mélanie Cartier-Bresson will be opening a new space at 79 rue des Archives in the Marais district in Paris.…

Ahlam Shibli, Untitled (Occupation no. 30), al-Khalil, Palestine, 2016–17, chromogenic print, 100 x 150 cm. Al-Sahleh Street, al-Qaitoun neighborhood, Old Town, al-Khalil, October 20, 2016. The Abu al-Rish checkpoint located in al-Sahleh Street, south of al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (Abraham’s Mosque/Cave of the Patriarchs), is named after the Abu al-Rish mosque and shrine next to it. The checkpoint separates the Abu Sunaina and al-Qaitoun neighborhoods from the neighborhoods of the Old Town. It also separates the neighborhood from the oldest school in al-Khalil, the al-Ibrahimeyeh School, and from al-Hajariya Girls School. Palestinians are allowed to pass only on foot. The infrastructure of the checkpoint was expanded in July 2016, and since it reopened the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have prohibited Palestinians between the ages of sixteen and thirty-four from passing. Courtesy of the artist, © Ahlam Shibli


The FHCB Symposium

Mobilités : a cycle of four meetings proposed by Jean-François Chevrier, art historian, professor at the École des beaux-arts de Paris and exhibition curator. Today, more than ever, the study of artistic forms, and specifically photographic works, calls for a…

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…