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03 November 1985 —
03 December 1985

Henri Cartier Bresson: Photographer

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brie, France, June 1968. Photograph. © Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Canteen for workers constructing the Hotel Metropole, Moscow, 1954. Photograph. © Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Funeral of a Kabuki actor, Japan, 1965. Photograph. © Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Simiane-la-Rotonde, France, 1970. Photograph. © Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1948. Photograph. © Henri Cartier-Bresson.


In 1979 the International Centre of Photography (New York) put together a major retrospective exhibition of works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, acclaimed as one of the world's leading photographers. One of the most important and popular photographic exhibitions of all time, Henri Cartier-Bresson has been seen by over three million people in twenty five cities in the USA and Europe, and is also touring Canada, Latin America and Asia. This exhibition is now to be hosted by the Fisher Gallery from November 3 to December 3 1985.

The exhibition consists of one hundred and fifty six of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most famed works. They span the fifty years of his career, during which he travelled to the USA, USSR, China, India and other parts of the world creating photographs in the style regarded as his own - capturing ‘The Decisive Moment’.

These photographs transcend their historical occasions, however with a passionate response to the human situation that is deeply moving and thought provoking. They give a larger vision - of both art and life - than any other photographer of our time has given us.


Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer, 1985, exhibition card


Henri Cartier-Bresson, New Zealand Herald, 08-11-1985
Local gallery hosts ultimate photo show, Courier, 06-11-1985
Pakuranga display of works by photo leader, East City News, 06-11-1985
The Decisive Moment, Auckland Tourist Times, 27-11-85
Tales of friendship enthrall photo buffs, Courier, 04-12-1985
→ Unobtrusive genius recorded human condition, New Zealand Herald, 02-11-1985

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