Henri Cartier Bresson

New Works
November 8 - December 12, 2008

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IPN'08 – a platform for photography in India

IPN'08 is a federative initiative promoting photography in India and encouraging new initiatives in this field throughout the year and the country.
IPN'08, part of the bi-lateral agreements between India and France, started officially at the end of January 2008 on the occasion of the State visit of the President of the French Republic, Mr Nicolas Sarkozy.
The IPN'08 platform is based on a concept by photographer Alain Willaume (co-curator, Rencontres d'Arles 2007) and stems from the success of the India programme of Rencontres internationales de la photographie d'Arles 2007 and the publication of the book India Now, New Visions in Photography (Textuel/Thames and Hudson, 2007), both supported by the Embassy of France in India.

09/11/2008 – 12/12/2008
Opening on 08/11/2008, 6:00 PM

Stephen Court, 18 Park Street
Kolkata 700071, West Bengal

 HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON, Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson : Commented Images.
A commented introduction to one of the masters of French photography

This exhibition was imagined and produced by Robert Delpire in 1988, when he was director of the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, to mark Henri Cartier-Bresson's eightieth birthday.
It brings together legendary and lesser known images, each with a commentary offering an intellectual's or an artist's point of view on the photographer's approach. Contributors include Jean Baudrillard, Robert Doisneau, Pierre Boulez, Jean Clair, John Szarkowski, Alessandro Baricco, Agnès Varda and other celebrities, all close friends of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
This is an introduction to the work of an exceptional personality who has influenced – and continues to fascinate – photographers all over the world.

Artistic director: Robert Delpire
English translation: John Tittensor
Production follow-up and coordination: Julien Chapsal – Magnum Photos

A Magnum Photo exhibition with the collaboration of Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, http://www.henricartierbresson.org/index_en.htm.