Upon his discharge, he headed to Africa to hunt big game. The title refers to a central idea in his work—the decisive moment—the elusive instant when, with brilliant clarity, the appearance of the subject reveals in its essence the significance of the event of which it is a part, the most telling organization of forms.
Constant new discoveries in chemistry and optics are widening considerably our field of action. There was for Cartier-Bresson a kind of social implication in the camera. It lent itself not only to spontaneity but to anonymity as well.
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German, French, Korean, Italian and Spanish editions. Other photographers marveled at what seemed to be his extraordinary luck in getting a perfect, emotionally incisive shot, and Cartier-Bresson called this "the decisive moment," which was also the English-language title of his book, Images a la Sauvette.
Independent LondonAugust 5,p. It was here that he was introduced to film and photography. French and German editions. They are beautifully, even obsessively composed, yet when it comes to pinpointing what is going on, psychologically or even factually, they seldom yield.
Editors have permission to delete the "External links modified" sections if they want, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. His parents supported him financially so Henri could pursue photography more freely than his contemporaries. The rough-and-tumble life in Africa dissuaded him from a career in painting, but seeing a photograph of native boys diving into an African lake, he realized that photography was the medium for him.
His photographs are published all over the world. Inhe was divorced from his first wife, Ratna "Elie". For me the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant, which in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously.Henri Cartier-Bresson Biography Continues.
Important Art by Henri Cartier-Bresson. The below artworks are the most important by Henri Cartier-Bresson - that both overview the major creative periods, and highlight the greatest achievements by the artist. Artwork Images: Place de l'Europe Gare Saint Lazare ().
Born August 22,in Chanteloup, France; died August 3,in Lisle-sur-la-Sorgue, France. Photographer.
French visionary Henri Cartier-Bresson gave the world some of the most indelible images of twentieth-century life. A pioneering photojournalist whose career emerged somewhat accidentally.
Henri Cartier-Bresson was born on August 22, in Chanteloup, France. A pioneer in photojournalism, Cartier-Bresson wandered around the world with his camera, becoming totally immersed in his Born: Aug 22, To tell Henri Cartier-Bresson’s story and to unravel his work is essentially to tell the story of a look.
Throughout the 20th century, this roaming, lucid eye has captured the fascination of Africa in the ’s, crossed the tragic fortunes of Spanish republicans, accompanied the liberation of Paris, caught a weary Gandhi just hours before his.
Henri Cartier-Bresson is undoubtedly one of the giants of modern photography. Much has been written about him and particularly his approach to photography, but nothing with this depth about his personal life/5(10). Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Propos de Paris. Cartier-Bresson was the master of the "decisive moment," that fleeting instant for which a picture really is worth a thousand words, which is the essence of photojournalism.Download