Henri Cartier-Bresson 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. He is considered one of the major artists of the 20th century, he covered many of the world biggest events from the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968.

Fascinating Images from the Past You Won’t Find in Any History Textbook

Henri Cartier-Bresson 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. He is considered one of the major artists of the 20th century, he covered many of the world biggest events from the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968.

henri cartier-bresson. This image caught my eye straight away as I love the unique angle of the spiral staircase. It inspires me because I find the idea of up close and slowly fading away very interesting and will give me ideas and inspiration for my photography work.

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henri cartier-bresson. This image caught my eye straight away as I love the unique angle of the spiral staircase. It inspires me because I find the idea of up close and slowly fading away very interesting and will give me ideas and inspiration for my photography work.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Mercado do Bolhão, Porto, Portugal.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Mercado do Bolhão, Porto, Portugal.

This image taken by Henri Cartier Bresson captures line from the left hand corner leading the eyes down the stairs to the movement by the person on the bike.

Cartier-Bresson: A master's black-and-white world

This image taken by Henri Cartier Bresson captures line from the left hand corner leading the eyes down the stairs to the movement by the person on the bike.

Da un'intervista a H. C-B: "Ho scattato questa [foto] attraverso le inferriate, vi ho infilato la camera attraverso [...] Ecco perché è un po' sfocata. Lo spazio fra assi era tale che solo l'obiettivo ci passava in mezzo. Non potevo a vedere nulla attraverso il visore. - "Non poteva vedere l'uomo saltare?" - "no." - "è stata fortuna." - "E 'sempre fortuna." Parigi. Gare Montparnasse. L'uomo che salta è Raymond Quenue.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Da un'intervista a H. C-B: "Ho scattato questa [foto] attraverso le inferriate, vi ho infilato la camera attraverso [...] Ecco perché è un po' sfocata. Lo spazio fra assi era tale che solo l'obiettivo ci passava in mezzo. Non potevo a vedere nulla attraverso il visore. - "Non poteva vedere l'uomo saltare?" - "no." - "è stata fortuna." - "E 'sempre fortuna." Parigi. Gare Montparnasse. L'uomo che salta è Raymond Quenue.

1960s in Paris, the mini skirt had arrived - not to everyones approval. Inspiration for our Monochrome Twist shoot in the June 16 issue.

Emotional Photography by Henri Cartier Bresson

1960s in Paris, the mini skirt had arrived - not to everyones approval. Inspiration for our Monochrome Twist shoot in the June 16 issue.

Shadow. F16-> The background is not very blurry, it's a pretty good depth of field. SS1000-> Kids are frozen and not blurred.

Shadow. F16-> The background is not very blurry, it's a pretty good depth of field. SS1000-> Kids are frozen and not blurred.

Henri Cartier-Bresson #photography #kids

Henri Cartier-Bresson #photography #kids

Bavaria. Aschaffenburg. West Germany, 1962.  by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Bavaria. Aschaffenburg. West Germany, 1962. by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1953 - Howard Greenberg Gallery -- china.org.cn

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1953 - Howard Greenberg Gallery -- china.org.cn

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