29 June, 2020
Based on the “Master Collection“, a selection of 385 images that Henri Cartier-Bresson himself chose in the early 1970s as the most significant of his work, the exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson – Le Grand Jeu puts into perspective the visions of five different curators : Photographer Annie Leibovitz, film director Wim Wenders, writer Javier Cercas, the General Conservator and Director of the Prints and Photography Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Sylvie Aubenas, and collector François Pinault.
For the first time, this exceptional set of photographies by Henri Cartier-Bresson is presented through five different visions, at the same place. Through the selections of these five personalities, one is invited to renew the vision on the photographer’s work.
Presented at Palazzo Grassi in Venice from July 11, 2020 to January 10, 2021, the exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson – Le Grand Jeu is co-organised with the Bibliothèque nationale de France and in partnership with the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. The exhibition will be presented at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, in Paris, in spring 2021.