"De qui s'agit-il? " exhibition, curated by Robert Delpire, presented in 2003 at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
"De qui s'agit-il? " exhibition, curated by Robert Delpire, presented in 2003 at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
"The Modern Century" Exhibition, 2010, MoMA
Entrance to "The Modern Century" Exhibition, 2010, MoMA
Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition, Chicago
Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition, Chicago
Installation view “Henri Cartier-Bresson. Le Grand Jeu” at Palazzo Grassi, 2020 © Palazzo Grassi, photography Marco Cappelletti
Installation view “Henri Cartier-Bresson. Le Grand Jeu” at Palazzo Grassi, 2020 © Palazzo Grassi, photography Marco Cappelletti
Installation view of the exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson - Tête at Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2020 © Ales Rosa/Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Exhibitions

While magazines could guarantee the wide distribution of his photographs, there were always strings attached, and books could not provide the scope the artist required. With a personal show, on the other hand, the artist was a free agent and it was there that his work was judged. Henri Cartier-Bresson always took great pains with his exhibitions, and it was often while working on them that he would refine his work.

– Extract from Philippe Arbaizar’s text, “The Public Eye: Shows and Exhibitions”, in The man, the image and the world & the world, Thames and Hudson.

Personal Exhibitions

1933Anti-Graphic Photography, Photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Julien Levy Gallery, New York, September 25th – October 16th, 1933.

1935: Fotografias : Cartier-Bresson, Alvarez Bravo, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico, March 11th – 20th, 1935.

Documentary & Anti-Graphic Photographs by Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans & Alvarez Bravo, Julien Levy Gallery, New York, April 23rd – May 7th, 1935.

1947: The photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 5th – April 6th, 1947.

1952: Photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, February 7th – March 4th, 1952.

1955: Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographies 1930-1955, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, October 26th – November 30th, 1955.

1966-1967: Photographies d’Henri Cartier-Bresson, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, November 30th 1966 – January 30th, 1967.

1968: Cartier-Bresson: Recent Photographs, Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 24th– September 2nd, 1968.

1969: L’Homme et la Machine, IBM, Paris, April 10th – 15th, 1969.

1970: Henri Cartier-Bresson: En France, Galeries Nationales d’Expositions du Grand Palais, Paris, October 21st – November 30th, 1970.

1974: A propos U.S.S.R. 1953/1974: Henri Cartier-Bresson, International Center of Photography, New York, November 16th, 1974 – February 15th, 1975.

1975: Henri Cartier-Bresson, drawings, Carlton Gallery, New York, February – March 1975.

1977: Images du Pays Franc, Palais Rihour, Lille, June 24th – July 4th, 1977.

1978: Cartier-Bresson Archival Collection, University of Fine Arts, Osaka, Japan, April 4th – 21st, 1978.

1979-1980: Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer, International Center of Photography, New York, November 8th, 1979 – January 6th, 1980.

1980: Henri Cartier-Bresson: 300 photographies de 1927 à 1980, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, November 12th, 1980 – January 11th, 1981.

1981: Henri Cartier-Bresson: Dessins 1973 – 1981, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, May 20th – September 13th, 1981.

1984: Henri Cartier-Bresson: Carnet de Notes sur le Mexique, Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris, March 15th – April 28th, 1984.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Drawings and Paintings, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, June 3rd – July 29th, 1984.

1984-1985:Paris à vue d’œil, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, November 5th, 1984 – January 6th, 1985.

1985-1986: Henri Cartier-Bresson en Inde, Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, October 23rd, 1985 – January 13th, 1986.

1987: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Early Works, Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 10th – November 29th, 1987.

1988-1989: Hommage à Henri Cartier-Bresson, Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, December 1988 – January 1989.

1991-1992: L’Amérique Furtivement: 1935/1975, Fnac Etoile, Paris, November 14th, 1991 – January 18th, 1992.

1995: Matisse par Henri Cartier-Bresson, Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France, May 20th – October 30th, 1995.

1995-1996: Carnets Mexicains 1934 – 1964, Centre National de la Photographie, Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris, November 8th, 1995 – January 22nd, 1996.

1996: Henri Cartier-Bresson: Pen, Brush and Cameras, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, United States, March 3rd – May 12th, 1996.

1997: Des Européens, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, March 20th – June 22nd, 1997.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, dessins 1974-1997, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, September 26th – October 30th, 1997.

1998: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, February 20th – June 7th, 1998.

Line by line, Drawings by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Royal College of Art, London, March 6th – April 9th, 1998.

1999: Landscape, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Gallery, Tokyo, October 12th – 17th, 1999.

2000: Vers un autre futur, un regard libertaire, Espace Louise Michel, Paris, April 25th – May 25th, 2000.

2003: De qui s’agit-il ? Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, April 30th – July 27th, 2003.

 

Posthumous Exhibitions

2006: Portraits par Henri Cartier-Bresson: le silence intérieur d’une victime consentante, Fondation HCB, Paris, January 18th – April 9th, 2006.

Le Scrapbook d’Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fondation HCB, Paris, September 21st – December 23rd, 2006.

2008 : Henri Cartier-Bresson / Walker Evans : Photographier l’Amérique (1929-1942), Fondation HCB, Paris, September 10th– December 21th, 2008.

2009 : Henri Cartier-Bresson: L’imaginaire d’après nature, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, June 19th– September 13th, 2009

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris à vue d’œil, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, June 19th– September 13th, 2009

2010: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 11th– June 28th, 2010.

2014: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, February 12th – June 9th, 2014.

2019 : Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chine 1948-1949 | 1958, Fondation HCB, Paris, October 15th – February 2nd, 2020.

2020-2021 : Henri Cartier-Bresson, Le grand jeu, Collection Pinault, Palazzo Grassi, Venise, Mars 22th, 2020 – January 10th, 2021