Established by Henri Cartier-Bresson, his wife Martine Franck, and their daughter Mélanie, the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation opened its doors in May 2003. It now preserves Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck’s archives. Privately owned and recognized as being of public interest, the Foundation is now one of the most prestigious institutions in Paris.
WHY A FOUNDATION?
THE EXHIBITIONS AT THE FONDATION HCB
According to its founders’ will, the Fondation HCB preserves the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck but does not devote space to a permanent exhibition of their photographs. Located in the Marais, the place also welcomes the work of other photographers.
The work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck travels internationally, in prestigious institutions.