Henri Cartier-Bresson "The Mind's Eye"

Until 28 September

The Brayer museum is hosting an exhibition entitled "The Mind's Eye" consisting of 54 iconic photographs taken by the "Eye of the Century" who stated that, "For me, photography means aligning head, eye and heart. It is a way of life.".

"The 20th century was the century of the image and photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was born in 1908, was the eye of that century. Telling the story of his life and understanding his works means first and foremost describing his ability to look and see. As he moved through his century, the eye of this lucid traveller grasped the fascination of Africa in the 1920s, witnessed the tragic fate of Spanish Republicans and watched the Liberation of Paris. He captured Gandhi’s weariness just a few hours before his assassination and recorded the victory of the Chinese Communists. 

Henri Cartier-Bresson worked on three major films as Jean Renoir’s assistant. He was an artist who also saw himself as a craftsman and he set up the most prestigious of all photography agencies, Magnum. He trained his lens on the faces of his contemporaries – Mauriac during an instant of mystical levitation, Giacometti, Sartre, Faulkner, Camus and so many others, capturing them at decisive moments and, in doing so, creating portraits for all eternity." - Pierre Assouline, Henri Cartier-Bresson, A Biography, pub. in French by Editions Folio / Gallimard (pub. in English by Thames & Hudson).

The exhibition is being organised jointly with Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and Magnum Photos.

Opening hours → Every day from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm


Admission Fees

Adults → 8€ per person, Groups → 4€ per person, under 18 years → free
Pass Château des Baux + Carrières de Lumières + Yves Brayer Museum : 16/18€*

Additional 2€ from 1st April to 31st August, weekends and public holidays, every day from 1st July to 31st August and weekends in September.


Information → Yves Brayer Museum

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