Centre Pompidou Opens First Permanent Photography Gallery

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rue de Vaugirard, Paris, mai 1968 / © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum / Courtesy de la Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

It took over 20 years to materialize, but the Centre George Pompidou in Paris will finally get a permanent gallery dedicated to photography. The new space will be inaugurated next October, the Centre’s president Alain Seban told the Journal des Arts. The idea was first put forward by director of the photographic department Alain Sayag back in 1990.

The announcement comes as the highly popular Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective comes to an end.

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