140 photos by great Master Henri Cartier Bresson at Palazzo Ducale, Genoa from March 11th, 2017.
Visitors will venture into his world, look into the richness of each picture, testaments of his clear-headed and self-aware attitude toward his times.
"I’m just a nervous person, and I love painting."... "As to photography, I don’t understand anything about it", he used to say.
Not understanding anything about photography, also meant not developing his own shots: this is something he would leave to professional photographers. He didn’t want any editing of the negatives or the frames: each photo had to be judged on the photographer’s ability to catch the very moment, and on the portrayed subject’s immediate response.
According to Cartier-Bresson, the technique is only a tool that should not prevail on or upset the initial experience, which defines a piece’s meaning and value.
Henri Cartier-Bresson never revised his pictures, there was no selection, it was either accept it or discard it. Nothing else.
His photos catch the contemporary nature of things and life.
The exhibition shows Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photos and the way he used to work, like his constant search for contact with other people, in the most diverse places and circumstances. With his camera, while continuously seeking a surprise moment to bust habits, or a moment of wonder to free minds, he helped his subjects be ready to grasp and glorify his work.
Exhibition: March 11th - June 11th 2017
Venue: Loggia degli Abati di Palazzo Ducale Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 9 - 16123 Genova
Opening hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Ticket office closes one hour before exhibition closing time
Tickets:€ 12.00 open€ 10.00 standard€ 8.00 discounted
For more information: www.mostracartierbresson.it