Henri Cartier-Bresson: Eye of the Century

 Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Siphnos, Greece , 1961, Gelatin Silver Print

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Siphnos, Greece, 1961, Gelatin Silver Print

In celebration of its 20 year anniversary, Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica presents an exhibition of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

When Peter Fetterman founded his gallery in 1990, Cartier-Bresson was one of his cornerstone artists, and he launched his collection with Cartier-Bresson’s famous image Srinagar. The two eventually met and forged a friendship that lasted fourteen years until the artist’s death in 2004. This relationship gave Fetterman the opportunity to continue showing Cartier-Bresson’s work, and he was able to encourage the artist to print images that had never been printed before, including Queen Charlotte’s Ball and Bolshoi Ballet – two photographs that will be featured in this show.

One of the most influential figures in the history of photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s career spanned over three decades – working on assignment for Life magazine and other publications, and exhibiting his photographs around the world. This exhibition will show over 40 prints by the artist.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Eye of the Century
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Santa Monica, CA
October 8, 2010 – January 8, 2011
 Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Pres de Juvisy, France , 1955, Gelatin Silver Print

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pres de Juvisy, France, 1955, Gelatin Silver Print

 Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Lisbon, Portugal , 1955, Gelatin Silver Print

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lisbon, Portugal, 1955, Gelatin Silver Print

 Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Brie, France , 1968, Gelatin Silver Print

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brie, France, 1968, Gelatin Silver Print

 Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Queen Charlotte’s Ball, London, England , 1959, Gelatin Silver Print

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Queen Charlotte’s Ball, London, England, 1959, Gelatin Silver Print

 Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Truman Capote , 1947, Gelatin Silver Print

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Truman Capote, 1947, Gelatin Silver Print

 Henri Cartier-Bresson,  On the Banks of the Marne , 1938, Gelatin Silver Print

Henri Cartier-Bresson, On the Banks of the Marne, 1938, Gelatin Silver Print

Meredith Hudson