About the book
Henri Cartier-Bresson's photography came to define the 20th century. This book tells his life story through his images: all the major events from his youth to his death in 2004 are described, contextualized and analysed in the light of his photographic work. From his early encounters with the Surrealists, his film work and his experiences in the SecondWorldWar, to the development of his own personal aesthetic, the concept of the 'decisive moment', and the foundation of Magnum Photos, his influence on the world has been profound and unforgettable.
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Clement Cheroux Biography
Clément Chéroux (born 1970) is a French photography historian and curator. He is Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He has also held senior curatorial positions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Chéroux has overseen many exhibitions and books on photographers and photography. He has been awarded the Prix Nadar (with Quentin Bajac) and a Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (Knight).
Early life and educationChéroux was born in Vélizy-Villacoublay, in the south-western suburbs of Paris.He earned a degree from the École nationale supérieure de la photographie (national school of photography) in Arles and a PhD in art history from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris.
Life and workFor ten years Chéroux taught history of photography at the University of Paris I, the University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, and the University of Lausanne.From 1998 he was executive editor of the magazine Études photographiques.From 2007 to 2012 he was Curator and from 2013 to 2016 Chief Curator of Photography at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. From 2017 to 2020 he was Senior Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California. Since 2020 he has been the Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
PublicationsL'Expérience photographique d'August Strindberg: du naturalisme au sur-naturalisme. 1994. ISBN 2-7427-0374-8. Fautographie, petite histoire de l'erreur photographique. Yellow Now, 2003. ISBN 9782873401733. Fotografie und Geschichte. With Ilsen About. Leipzig: Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, 2004. The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult. Yale University Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-300-11136-1. Henri Cartier-Bresson: le tir photographique. Découvertes Gallimard. Gallimard, 2008. ISBN 978-2-07-035625-6. La photographie qui fait mouche. Paris: Librairie Serge Plantureux, 2009. Diplopie, l'image photographique à l'ère des médias globalisés: essai sur le 11 septembre 2001. le Point du Jour, 2009. ISBN 978-2-912132-61-1. La Subversion des images, surréalism, photographie, film. Pompidou Centre, 2009. With Quentin Bajac. ISBN 978-2844263902. Shoot!: Existential Photography. Revolver, 2010. With Florian Ebner. ISBN 9783868950946. Ombres portées. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2011. L'Immagine come punto interrogativo o il valore estatico del documento surrealista. Milan: Johan & Levi, 2012. Vernaculaires, essais d'histoire de la photographie Cherbourg: le Point du Jour, 2013. Henri Cartier-Bresson: Ici et maintenant. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2013. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, 2014.Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now. Thames & Hudson, 2014. ISBN 9780500544303. Avant l'avant-garde, du jeu en photographie. Paris: Textuel, 2015. Magnum Manifesto. Thames & Hudson, 2017. ISBN 9780500544556. Walker Evans. Prestel ... Read full biography
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson Ltd|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Edition Statement:||New ed|
|Illustrations:||Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout|
|Publication date:||Nov. 24, 2008|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|