Paul Strand

February 14 - April 23, 2023

The Fondation HCB offers a new perspective on the work of American photographer Paul Strand (1890‑1976) from the collections of the Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid. While Strand is often celebrated as a pioneer of straight photography, this exhibition also addresses the deeply political dimension of his work.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt

February 14 - April 23, 2023

The Fondation HCB is pleased to present an original dialogue between the Mexican photographs of Helen Levitt (1913-2009) and those of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). The two photographers first met in New York in the spring of 1935. Cartier-Bresson had just spent a year in Mexico, while the American had only just started photographing the theater of New York street life. In 1941, fascinated by Cartier-Bresson’s work, Levitt decided to visit the same destination. The two voyages to Mexico turned out to be pivotal points at the beginning of their long careers, during which the two photographers each forged their own respective conceptions of photography.

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Past exhibitions

Henri Cartier-Bresson with Martin Parr


November 8, 2022 - January 29, 2023

Jan Groover

Laboratory of Forms

November 8, 2022 - January 29, 2023

Henri Cartier-Bresson

L'expérience du paysage

July 1 - September 25, 2022

Mathieu Pernot

La ruine de sa demeure

March 8 - June 19, 2022

John Coplans

La vie des formes

October 5, 2021 - January 16, 2022

Eugène Atget

Voir Paris

June 3 - September 19, 2021

Sergio Larrain


September 8 - October 29, 2020

Gregory Halpern

Soleil cou coupé

September 8 - October 29, 2020