“Early Works” is presented by the French Embassy in Singapore and sponsored by BNP Paribas.
The exhibition recognises the works of one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century.
from Wednesday, 7 June to Thursday, 29 June 2006
from 10 am to 8 pm
at The Arts House – 1 Old Parliament Lane.
About the photographer
In 1932, at the age of twenty-four, Henri Cartier-Bresson acquired a hand held Leica camera and his previously casual interest in photography became a passion. Over the next three years, he created one of the most original and influential bodies of work in the history of photography. With his famous Leïca, Henri Cartier-Bresson adapted the surrealists’ automatic writing to photography, “Photography”, he says, “is to put the head, the eye, and heart in one single line. Photography is a way of life”. His work elevates the apparently banal, revealing its universal aspects and dimensions. The exhibition presents 85 prints from Cartier-Bresson’s early works shot in Europe, Mexico, USA and Africa.