collaboration with Peter Galassi, a Chief Curator at the Museum of Modern Art,
Atlanta's High Museum of Art presents Henri Cartier-Bresson:
The Modern Century. This photographic retrospective is
the largest, most extensive exhibit of Cartier-Bresson's work in more than 30
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
High Museum of Art
Through May 29
exhibit features approximately 300 black and white photographs - stunning
imagery which showcases the seductive nuances (both beguiling and unbecoming)
of human life. Organized into 13 sections and dating from 1929 to 1989, this
expansive show also features a phenomenal representation of Henri Cartier-Bresson's (H.B-C.)style
shift after World War II. The first section displays a fascination with
"frozen" moments, while the remainder focuses on his humorous, slightly
voyeuristic approach to photojournalism.
addition to displaying his style change, Henri Cartier-Bresson:
The Modern Century also focuses on his three favorite
types of photos: landscapes, candids and portraiture. H.B-C.'s gorgeous
portraits of well-known subjects (including Coco Chanel, Truman Capote and Carl
Jung,) are filled with striking details, subtle body language and vivid,
grey-shaded allusions to vibrant environments.
the prints - most of which are made from archived contact sheets - The Modern Century
also features original issues of Life, Paris
Match and other editorial publications where much of Cartier-Bresson's work
was first viewed. Ironically, it was the advancement of personal photography
equipment which allowed Henri to document his long-lasting infatuation with the
simplicity of pre-industrialized, far-flung cultures. Although he never
reconciled his discomfort of profiting from the independent art of photography
through mass-consumption media, it's this dichotomy which makes the work of H.B-C. so enticing.
the High has created a SCVNGR trek for Henri
Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century to replace the
standard audio tour. This interactive tour and trivia game features puzzles and
fun games to engage museum goers. With just a simple download to any
smartphone, you can earn points and rewards by answering trivia questions,
writing a caption for a photograph or taking a Cartier-Bresson-inspired photo.
Sleuth Savings: This Thursday, Feb. 24, is College Night.
Here you can enjoy break dancers, automatic drawing, experimental jazz and, of
course, tons of exhibits for just $7 with a student i.d.
also offers Half-Price Thursday Evenings. You can
save 50% when you visit the High from 4 - 8 p.m.
by the Fulton County Arts Council, the High Museum participates in Fulton Free Saturdays
every first Saturday of the month. All Fulton County residents are eligible for
free walk-up admission to all museums. The next free event is March 5.