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Thursday 23 March, 2023

Mexico, a decisive journey

Thursday, March 23 at 6pm

In 1935 Henri Cartier-Bresson met Helen Levitt in New York. There he exhibited the images he had taken in Mexico during the previous months, and gave a print to his American friend. In 1941, Helen Levitt also went to Mexico City to make photographs of a different kind. Anne Bertrand and Joshua Chuang authors of the exhibition catalogue, discuss the Mexican photographs of the French photographer and the American photographer, exhibited together for the first time in Paris.

An art historian and critic, Anne Bertrand has written Le Présent de Robert Frank (2009), edited Tacita Dean, Écrits choisis 1992-2011 (2011), Lewis Baltz, Textes (2019), as well as Walker Evans, Le Secret de la photographie (2017)/The Interview (2019) and contributed to the catalogue of the exhibition “Wright Morris. The Essence of the Visible” (2019). His critical edition of Walker Evans: Writings and Interviews. An Anthology will be published in spring 2025 by Eakins Press in New York.

Curator and editor Joshua Chuang has served as curator for photography at Yale University Art Gallery, chief curator of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, and chief curator for photography at the New York Public Library. Recent projects include Robert Adams: The Place We Live (2012); Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins (2018); Santu Mofokeng: Stories (2019); Taryn Simon, The Color of a Flea’s Eye: The Picture Collection (2020) and Judith Joy Ross: Photographs 1978-2015 (2022).

Wednesday October 4, 2023

Guided tour with the curator of the exhibitions

Clément Chéroux, director of the Fondation HCB and curator of the exhibitions Carolyn Drake – MEN UNTITLED and Ruth Orkin – Bike…

Wednesday September 20, 2023

Le Feuilletage #2 – Carolyn Drake

On the occasion of the opening of Carolyn Drake’s exhibition MEN UNTITLED at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the artist will…

Saturday June 3, 2023

Rendez-vous du livre

Le Feuilletage #1 [NOW ONLINE]

The Fondation HCB inaugurates a new format of talks entitled Le Feuilletage with Vasantha Yogananthan, whose latest series Mystery Street is currently…

Thursday April 13, 2023

Screening of Manhatta (1921) and Redes (1936) at Christine Cinema Club

Introduction by Lydie Delahaye. On the occasion of the exhibition Paul Strand: The Balance of forces, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and…

Thursday March 30, 2023


Regarding Luzzara

In 1993, Stephen Shore travelled to Luzzara in Italy, in the province of Reggio Emilia. He photographed the inhabitants, the…

Thursday March 23, 2023


Mexico, a decisive journey

In 1935 Henri Cartier-Bresson met Helen Levitt in New York. There he exhibited the images he had taken in Mexico…

Tuesday March 14, 2023


Paul Strand: Why Ghana?

In 1963, Paul Strand spent four months in Ghana. He travelled around the country, meeting its inhabitants, conducting interviews and…

Tuesday January 17, 2023


[SOLD OUT] Talk with Raymond Depardon

On the occasion of the publication by Atelier EXB of Raymond Depardon’s new book, Entre-temps, the Fondation HCB is organising…