Henri Cartier-Bresson & Giacometti Exhibitions, SCVA

Claire's Learning Log: Creative Arts Today

In August I went to look at two exhibitions that were on display at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

These were Henri Cartier-Bresson: PARIS, and Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time.

The exhibition of Paris consisted of a collection of 81 photographs taken between 1929 and 1985, and for me was a fascinating example of street photography. Having not previously seen so many examples of Cartier-Bresson’s work in one place, I enjoyed looking at the range of photographs of daily life around the city of Paris.

Cartier-Bresson’s development of the term ‘decisive moment’, and of ‘sketching’, is something that has influenced modern photography. The idea that the photographer has that split second to capture an image, such as movement or a significant moment in time, is something that is more attainable with modern technology, such as camera phones, or compact cameras.

A Line Through Time

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