Dominque Bozo, president of the National Center of Photography in Paris, has announced the creation of the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Award in Photography.

The prize of $45,000, the largest photography award to date, will be presented every two years to a photographer who has produced a significant body of work, mostly black-and-white reportage, and who intends to use the funds to carry out a project that otherwise would not have been possible.The award, made possible by a grant from American Express Co. and administered by the National Center of Photography, pays homage to Henri Cartier-Bresson's eminent position in the world of photography. Cartier-Bresson will be one of the international jury of 12 who will decide on the first winner of the prize, to be announced by the end of June 1989.

(BU) The new $67.4 million Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on which construction started in 1985, is now open and functioning after its dedication on Dec. 15.

The 170,000-square-foot multipurpose facility comprises three fully equipped theaters with all their necessary support spaces.