The Lens of Henri Cartier-Bresson in San Gimignano

Mexico City, 1934

A display of 140 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson is being hosted by the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in San Gimignano until October 15, 2017. The exhibition presents the raw reality of humanity, displaying a multitude of cultural groups from all over the world. There are photos of people from France, to Mexico, to Indonesia, celebrating diversity.

Denis Curti, serving as a curator for San Gimignano, suggests that of Bresson’s biography is key; the photographs reflect his private life. The exhibition aims to show the deeper context of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s life through his personal journeys. The photos are representative of his search for interaction, desire of travel, change in habits, and what causes liberation the locks and negativities of the mind. His camera served as a portal to achieve this.

The photos at the exhibition show the organic and honest qualities of the human experience. They are minimalistic, and catch the moments honesty in behavior, culture, and tradition. Explanatory, yet lets the audience connect to the extent of their own personal degree. Powerful, but not overwhelming.

Admission is €9 for the general public, €7  for ages 6-17, adults over 65, groups of at least 20 people. Entrance is free for children under 6, those who are resident in San Gimignano, and those with disabilities who need to be accompanied.

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