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Henri Cartier Bresson

Photographer and painter

1908 - 2004 France

Henri Cartier-Bresson has described himself as a photojournalist, a label doubtless no more misleading than any other available. -  Atget Photography

For more than 25 years, he was the keenest observer of the global theater of human affairs—and one of the great portraitists of the 20th century. - Museum of Modern Art


Henri Cartier-Bresson (French: [kaʁtje bʁɛsɔ̃]; August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and conceived of photography as capturing a decisive moment. His work has influenced many photographers.

Original article
Henri Cartier-Bresson: City and Landscapes
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Masters of Photography Series
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer
America in Passing
An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Galveston That Was (Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities)
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World
Henri Cartier-Bresson: À Propos de Paris
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment