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This exhibition examines Cartier-Bresson’s enormously influential photobook, described by Robert Capa as “a Bible for photographers,” and how the decisions made by the collaborators have shaped our understanding of his work.

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"Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment" examines Cartier-Bresson’s influential publication, widely considered to be one of the most important photobooks of the twentieth century. Pioneering for its emphasis on the photograph itself as a unique narrative form, The Decisive Moment was described by Robert Capa as “a Bible for photographers.” Originally titled Images à la Sauvette …

"Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment" examines Cartier-Bresson’s influential publication, widely considered to be one of the most important photobooks of the twentieth century. Pioneering for its emphasis on the photograph itself as a unique narrative form, The Decisive Moment was described by Robert Capa as “a Bible for photographers.” Originally titled Images à la Sauvette (“images on the run”) in the French, the book was published in English with a new title, The Decisive Moment, which unintentionally imposed the motto which would define Cartier-Bresson’s work. The …

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79 Essex Street
New York, NY, US
Monday, Wednesday, Friday–Sunday, 11am–7pm
Tuesday, Closed
Thursday, 11am–8pm