Henri-Cartier Bresson


January 31 - April 9, 2006

The exhibition, curated by Robert Delpire, was organized in collaboration with Pera Museum, Magnum Photos and Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson and introduced the great master of the 20th century to visitors with more than a hundred of his photographs.

According to Henri Cartier-Bresson, “to photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart. It is a way of life.” The majority of his work aims to reveal, within a "decisive moment”, the universal dimensions of seemingly ordinary events that surround us.

Exhibition Catalogue

Henri-Cartier Bresson

Henri-Cartier Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson practiced, after the fashion of the surrealists whom he knew, an automatic writing applied to the world of the image: "To photograph", he said, "is to bring the head, the eye...

Midnight Stories: The Soul <br> Aşkın Güngör

Midnight Stories: The Soul
Aşkın Güngör

The wind blows, rubbing against my legs made of layers of metal and wires, swaying the leaves of grass that have shot up from the cracks in the tarmac, and going off to the windows that look like the eyes of dead children in the wrecked buildings that seem to be everywhere as far as the eye can see.

Today's Stories: Coal <br>Pelin Buzluk

Today's Stories: Coal
Pelin Buzluk

Inspired by the exhibition Istanbuls Today, Today's Stories series starts with Pelin Buzluk's story "Coal"! TThis series gathers short stories written by authors encouraged by the photographs in the exhibition.

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The series of paintings depicting the audience ceremonies of European ambassadors hold a unique place among the works of Jean-Baptiste Vanmour of Valenciennes, who lived in İstanbul from 1699 until his death in 1737.