Let the Sun Beheaded Be, 2019 © Gregory Halpern / Magnum Photos
Let the Sun Beheaded Be, 2019 © Gregory Halpern / Magnum Photos 

Gregory Halpern - Soleil cou coupé

15/12/2020 - 03/01/2021

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson 
79 rue des Archives 
 
75003 Paris

www.henricartierbresson.org   

 
The title of this show, Soleil Cou Coupé (Let the Sun Beheaded Be), is borrowed from Martinican writer Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), whose poetry inspired Gregory Halpern during his time in Guadeloupe. As the fourth laureate of the programme Immersion, a French-American Photography Commission by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, the American photographer will exhibit at the Fondation HCB his work from the 2019 residency. Fascinated by the history, place, people, and vernacular of the French overseas department, Halpern created a collection of photographs that is both enigmatic and alert to reality.