Photograph by Edward Steichen Vogue, July 15, 1928 via
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 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 viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment.
Cartier-Bresson was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947. In the 1970s he took up drawing—he had studied painting in the 1920s.
Henri Cartier-Bresson “Generations”, East Sussex. Brighton, UK via
Henri Cartier-Bresson Girl in Crowd Wearing Pearls, Velodrome d’Hiver via
Henri Cartier-Bresson Colette and Her Companion, 1952 via
Henri Cartier-Bresson Bullfighters, Pamplona, July 1952 via
Henri Cartier-Bresson Women in Traditional Dress of Brittany (Bretagne) via
Henri Cartier-Bresson Woman Shopping with Children, Lourdes, 1958 via
Joseph J. “Joe” Munroe Telephone Booth Stuffing, 1959 via
Cars driving along Cannon Drive, Beverly Hills, California, by Slim Aarons, 1952 via