Director of the Foundation Henri Cartier Bresson
Agnès Sire has a master's in the teaching of philosophy obtained under the direction of Vladimir Jankélévitch in 1974 and a research master's in the philosophy of aesthetics. She very quickly became involved in the artistic field, joining the photographers' cooperative Magnum Photos in 1982.
In 1992, she was appointed director of special projects for Magnum. After 15 years of work in the agency, she become its artistic director in 1997, working as associate curator and co-author on numerous collective projects such as: A l’Est de Magnum, Magnum Cinéma, Guerras Fratricidas and Magnum°, together with individual projects such as Sergio Larrain: Valparaiso, Londres, and Henri Cartier-Bresson: Carnets Mexicains
From 2002, she participated in the creation of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, which opened its doors in May 2003 and rapidly became an important player on the artistic scene. She was appointed director of the foundation in 2004 and has curated most of the exhibitions presented since: Helen Levitt, Saul Leiter, Fazal Sheikh, David Goldblatt not to mention Henri Cartier-Bresson.