Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

2, Impasse Lebouis
75014 Paris

Established by Henri Cartier-Bresson, his wife Martine Franck and their daughter Mélanie, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson opened its doors in May 2003. It now preserves Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck’s archives. Privately owned and recognized as being of public interest, the foundation is now one of the most prestigious institutions in Paris.

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation hosts Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck’s archives. The collection is made-up of vintage prints, contact sheets, drawings, publications, correspondences, rare books, albums, films, videos, posters, invitations, etc.. It is located on the Foundation’s lower-level, in a space specially conceived in accordance with museographical conservation standards.

An extensive inventory work on Henri Carter-Bresson and Martine Franck’s archives is still in progress.

As always, Magnum Photos continues to manage the circulation of  archived images and exhibitions, which also constitute a part of the Foundation’s collection.

Individuals may consult the collection for research purposes by taking an appointment with the Foundation’s archival department.

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