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The Henri Cartier-Bresson Museum Is Opening in Paris
Expect to see a solo show by activist and photographer Martine Franck...
Entertainment 31 Oct 2018

The 20th century photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who cites the Surrealists for inspiration, failed at fashion photography when hired by Harper’s Bazaar. But he thrived in photojournalism and became a Magnum photographer.
“Photography is not like painting,” Cartier-Bresson told the Washington Post in 1957.
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“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative,” he said. “Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”
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His namesake photo museum is reopening at a new location in the Parisian district of the Marais on November 6.
Expect to see a solo show by activist and photographer Martine Franck, an early 21st century woman photographer who broke all the rules of women’s role in photojournalism.
20181030_HenriCartierBressonMuseum3_theartgorgeous NEPAL. Bodnath. Shechen Monastery. Tulku KHENTRUL LODRO RABSEL (12 years old) with his tutor LHAGYEL. At the age of 5, KHENTRUL decided that he had lived enough with his parents and that it was time for him to enter the monastery. Two or three years after their death, important lamas are reincarnated in the body of a child. The search for this child is based on the information left by the lama himself: dreams, visions and the intuition of other lamas. The Tulkus are discovered at 3 or 4 years of age, declared at about 4 or 5 and then enter the monastery at the age of 6. According to the rules of the monastery, each Tulku is instructed by a tutor and is either prevented or restricted from seeing other young monks from their age group. All the Tulkus are called Rinpoche which means "the precious one". 1996. [lF][lF]Contact email: New York : photography@magnumphotos.com Paris : magnum@magnumphotos.fr London : magnum@magnumphotos.co.uk Tokyo : tokyo@magnumphotos.co.jp Contact phones: New York : +1 212 929 6000 Paris: + 33 1 53 42 50 00 London: + 44 20 7490 1771 Tokyo: + 81 3 3219 0771 Image URL: http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox_VPage&IID=2S5RYDIXBT6Q&CT=Image&IT=ZoomImage01_VForm
“A photograph isn’t necessarily a lie”, she said. “But nor is it the truth. You have to be ready to welcome the unexpected.”
ITALY. Venice. 1972. Martine FRANCK, photographer.

Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via timesmagazine, nytimes, henricartierbresson.org

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