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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer
For more than 45 years, Henri Cartier-Bresson's camera has glorified the decisive moment in images of unique beauty and lyrical compassion. From the cities of war-torn Europe to the rural landscape of the American South, this retrospective volume shows the lifework of a legendary photographer. 155 duotone illustrations.
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published October 21st 1992 by Bulfinch
(first published 1979)
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THE ORIGINAL photojournalist, a master of composition, and the biggest influence on how I view photography and the world in general. If you want to see gorgeous compositions made at the speed of life with a 50mm lens, this is all the inspiration you will ever need. Every time I look at his work I am humbled and I learn something.
I've always liked the photos of Cartier-Bresson and have looked at them many times before. He had an excellent eye for composition and shot his pictures in black and white which is becoming a nearly neglected art form in this digital age. The only captions to most of these images is the location and date of the photograph. The viewer is given the gift of interpreting the image, which I think, increases it's artistic value. Like the work of every artist and photographer, some of these images are ...more
Wonderful coffee table book celebrating some of the best and most iconic photographs of Cartier-Bresson. With these types of books often the issue is that wide prints can be spread across two pages, ruining the effect, or tall prints are too compact. This large, square book tackles both of those issues and as a result makes a great presentation of the work.
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" or "real life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers that followed.More about Henri Cartier-Bresson...