Day 2 Friday 27th January – Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
It was well after 11 am when I reached the Foundation. My entry fee was just €6 as I was retired.
Immediately past the museum’s shop, a TV screen was showing the rediscovered film made using Henri Cartier-Bresson’s images that was made for British television in the 60s. I stood and watched images from 1962 from Blackpool, Manchester and Liverpool. Included in the commentary were some of his words about the images.
I found it very hard to hear the commentary, in English, as it had such a low volume and all me around comments were being made very loudly, in French. After 20 minutes I went downstairs to see the Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martin Parr exhibition.
In the back corner was this page from the Observer, along with the commissioning letters for Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Henri Cartier-Bresson was asked also to comment on his images by the Granada producers.
Martin Parr’s images were in colour and those of children especially were Not Safe For the Internet – how times have changed.
And a quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson:
This image of three ladies, taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson, I photographed because I was curious about how familiar they looked. See this blog post for further information.
These were the letters from H C-B to Parr.
Just inside the entrance was a small bookshop that I checked out before leaving.
Day 2 Friday 27th January – walking back to the Seine
The large square in front of the town hall of Paris had a few more tourists as I walked back.
At one of the intersections I passed a skip full of discarded lighting tubes.
Using Live view I waited for the light to change on the quai by the Seine.