SFMOMA Presents Major U.S. Retrospective of Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson


SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, on view from October 30, 2010, to January 30, 2011. The first large-scale retrospective of the artist’s work to be presented in the U.S. in more than three decades, The Modern Century features some 300 prints from Cartier-Bresson’s professional career from 1929 to 1989, with an emphasis on the years 1932 to 1973. The exhibition explores a fresh understanding of the artist, with a full fifth of the works on view never before presented to the public. The exhibition is organized by Peter Galassi, chief curator of the department of photography at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The San Francisco presentation is organized by Corey Keller, SFMOMA’s associate curator of photography. Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) is celebrated as one of the most accomplished and original figures in the history of photography