“Henri Cartier-Bresson: Portraits” is the name of the exhibition, composed of 121 works by the founder of Agência Magnum Photos. The show, produced and organized by the Portuguese company Art For You, in partnership with the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, is curated by Aude Raimbault.
Seven decades of work are condensed in this exhibition, which is based on the 1998 book Tête à Tête. The first images date back to 1930, when the author traveled around Europe with his friend André Pieyre de Mandiargues; and the last ones are from the time when he decided to exchange photography for drawing, his original passion.
Celebrity faces are joined by anonymous people, captured by Leica from the photographer who was also a painter, director and documentary filmmaker, and died in 2004.
In parallel, there are 12 works that recreate the corners of the city of Porto photographed by Cartier-Bresson in 1955, but in the light of today. Authored by photographers Luís Nobre, Pedro Mesquita, André Boto and Diogo Borges. “Portraits - Porto: A Contemporary Look” is what this complementary show is called. The proceeds from the sales are intended for the O Joãozinho Association, whose objective is to obtain funding for the new Pediatric Ward of the São João Hospital Center.
Visits are from Monday to Friday, from 10h to 19h, and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 10h to 20h. The entire ticket has a cost of 10 euros. This amount goes down to 8 euros for young people from 12 to 18, college students under 25, over 65 and people with reduced mobility (the companion has free admission).
Children up to 4 years old come for free and those between 5 and 11 years old pay half a ticket (5 euros). There is also the family ticket, which costs 26 euros and covers two adults and up to three children under 11 years. Access to the complementary show is included.
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