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Cartier-Bresson Photos in Nicaragua | Feb 22, 2006

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The photo exhibition called 'Mexican Notebooks 1934-1964', work of the famous French photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson, will be exhibited for free in Nicaragua between 1 March and 10 March, in the Crystal Room of the Rubén Darío National Theater.

The exposition consists of 44 images captured in Mexico, during two visits to this country with 30 years in between. The photos show the Mexican reality, as well as the contrast in time.

A conference about his work will be held March 3rd, at 6PM, at the Alianza Francesa in Managua. The US photographer Susan Meiselas, known in Nicaragua for her pictures of the revolution captured in 1978 and 1979, will conduct the conference.

The Frenchman Cartier-Bresson (1908-2005) is considered one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century. His work as photo-reporter sent him all over the world to capture images. He documented important historical events like the funeral of Ghandi, the civil war in China, the occupation and liberation of France (from the Nazis), and many other events. Furthermore, he was the first photographer to hold an exposition in the Louvre Museum, in Paris.