Henri Cartier-Bresson


Born
in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France
August 22, 1908

Died
August 03, 2004

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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

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Mast...

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À Propos de Paris

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Henri Cartier-Bresson in India

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Tête à Tête

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“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

“To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers

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