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The Modern Century

Thursday, February 11, 2010
12:30 PM

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) is one of the most original, accomplished, influential, and beloved figures in the history of photography. For more than twenty-five years, he was the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs—and one of the great portraitists of the twentieth century. This lecture provides an overview of MoMA’s exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, the first retrospective of Cartier-Bresson in the United States in three decades.

Dan Leers (MA, Columbia University) is the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Photography at MoMA.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century (1)

  1. Henri Cartier-Bresson. <i>Juvisy, France.</i> 1938. Gelatin silver print, printed 1947, 9 1/8 x 13 11/16" (23.3 x 34.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the photographer. © 2010 Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris

    The Modern Century

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