HELEN LEVITT & HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON | Mexico

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, France
14 Feb - 23 Apr 2023
The Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson presents a new dialogue between the 'Mexico' photographs of Helen Levitt (1913-2009) and those of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). The two photographers met in New York in the spring of 1935. Henri Cartier-Bresson had just spent almost a year in Mexico and the american photographer was just beginning to photograph the New York street scene. In 1941, fascinated by the photographs of the frenchman, Helen Levitt chose the same destination. These two journeys to Mexico proved to be decisive at the beginning of their long careers, as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Helen Levitt forged their respective conceptions of photography.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue!