Madrid, 1933 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos - HCB Fondation Collection
Madrid, 1933 - Back of the vintage print
Cover of the "Crapouillot", Paris, April 1933
Archives of the film "Le Retour" 1945 - HCB Foundation Collection
Back of an annotated vintage print from Henri's "Scrapbook", Henri Cartier-Bresson and Paul Claudel, Brangues, 1945
Life Magazine, February 7th, 1955, HCB Foundation Collection
Fourth floor of the Foundation, a reading room reserved for archival research

The Collection

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation hosts Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck’s archives. The collection is made-up of vintage prints, contact sheets, drawings, publications, correspondences, rare books, albums, films, videos, posters, invitations, etc.. It is located on the Foundation’s lower-level, in a space specifically conceived in accordance with museographical conservation standards.

An extensive inventory project on Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck’s archives is still in progress.

As always, Magnum Photos continues to manage the circulation of archived images and exhibitions, which also constitute a part of the Foundation’s collection.

Individuals may consult the collection for research purposes by making an appointment with the Foundation’s archives department.