Henri Cartier-Bresson – the photographer of the decisive moment – is currently having a major retrospective at the SFMOMA. The show will be on display from October 30, 2010 until January 30, 2011.
I would encourage everyone to see this show. Cartier-Bresson is one of the giants of 20th century photography.
An excerpt from the introduction to the show from SFMOMA’s website.
An innovative artist, trailblazing photojournalist, and quintessential world traveler, Henri Cartier-Bresson ranks among the most accomplished and original figures in the history of photography. His inventive images of the early 1930s helped define the creative potential of the medium, and his uncanny ability to capture life on the run made his work synonymous with “the decisive moment.” This major retrospective offers a fresh look at Cartier-Bresson’s entire career, revealing him as one of the great portraitists of the 20th century and one of its keenest observers of the global theater of human affairs.