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.

Find out more about the moving of the Fondation HCB