April 8 – July 24, 2011
Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday 10 am–8 pm
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
“To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.”
Cartier-Bresson (1904-2004) a widely admired photography, who became known for his decisive moments. He is known to be one of the most inspiring and respected photographers in history. Even from an early age in his photographic career he displayed unique qualities – such as how he composed his images, showing his impeccable eye for detail, and because of this he succeeded like no other. Together with his photographer friends he set up the Magnum agency in 1947, which represented photographers’ rights for their images. In the following decades Bresson worked as a photo-reporter and artist, he decisively influenced magazines such as “Du” or “Life”. Not only was his work a foundation for 20th century photojournalism, but his work also changed the viewpoint of general photography. The retrospective brings together around 300 of his fantastic photographs along with his films and important publications for the first time ever in Switzerland, so if your lucky enough to be in Zurich, go and get your chance to see his work.