Let the Sun Beheaded Be, Gregory Halpern’s photo exhibition at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson: our pictures

Published by Cécile D. · Photos by Cécile D. · Published on 7 September 2020 at 18h44 · Updated on 8 September 2020 at 14h23
Gregory Halpern brings a bit of his poetry and his unique eye to the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson with the “Soleil cou coupé” – Let the Sun Beheaded Be – exhibition. Outcome of three travels to Guadeloupe, this exhibition gathers many photographs and gives an artistic and surrealistic vision on this French department. To be discovered from September 8 to October 18, 2020.

Photographer Gregory Halpern is coming to the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson for an exhibition. Called Soleil cou coupé [Let the Sun Beheaded Be], this exhibition brings together many photographs taken in 2019 when traveling to Guadeloupe. Inhabitants, fauna, flora, the American shoots everything and will share his work with us from September 8 to October 18, 2020.

This exhibition is the outcome of a residency led by the American artist as part of the Immersion program of the Hermes corporate foundation. Inspired by Aimé Césaire’s poetry and his life on the Guadeloupean islands, Gregory Halpern shot every inch of this little part of France with his camera. He selected a few pictures, the most beautiful and surprising ones to display them in Paris, at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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Imbued with surrealism, these photos are strikingly beautiful, the colors, light and layout powerful. Through these pictures, he tells the story of Guadeloupe, the old story and the one that is unfolding now. Despite the exuberant beauty of nature and its natural décor, Gregory Halpern endeavored to find something surprising, something new and sometimes something tragic to say away from the postcard-like pictures.

Soleil cou coupé, l'expo photo de Gregory Halpern à la Fondation Henri Cartier-BressonSoleil cou coupé, l'expo photo de Gregory Halpern à la Fondation Henri Cartier-BressonSoleil cou coupé, l'expo photo de Gregory Halpern à la Fondation Henri Cartier-BressonSoleil cou coupé, l'expo photo de Gregory Halpern à la Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

It turns out in a wonderful, rich and powerful exhibition taking us to meet a land and its proud and vulnerable inhabitants living so far from France. Go and discover this exhibition as soon as possible and if you can, book a trip to Guadeloupe!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 8 September 2020 to 18 October 2020

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    Location

    79 Rue des Archives
    75003 Paris 3

    Access
    Métro ligne 3 et 11 station "Art et Métiers", ligne 3 station "Temple", métro ligne 8 station "Filles du Calvaire".

    Prices
    - de 18 ans: Free
    tarif réduit: 5 €
    plein tarif: 9 €

    Official website
    www.henricartierbresson.org

    More informations
    La fondation est ouverte du mardi au dimanche de 11h à 19h.

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