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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Watch! Watch! Watch! Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Washington, United States, 1957.

Until Sept 22
Alter Wall 12, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Strolling the streets in the 1920s, Henri Cartier-Bresson took photographs that captured the everyday and made it cinematic. Born in 1908, in the Île-de-France region, Cartier-Bresson documented many twists and turns of the 20th century: the Spanish Civil War, the coronation of Britain’s King George VI, the rise of Communist China. In 1947, he and Robert Capa founded the Magnum photo agency. In this large-scale exhibition—Germany’s first on Cartier-Bresson since his death, in 2004—240 original prints, as well as magazines, newspapers, and books, are on view. —Elena Clavarino

Photo: © 2024 Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos