Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Portrait of Henri Cartier-Bresson - Paris - 1954 - Kimura Ihei.png
Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris (1954), in a photograph by Kimura Ihei
Henri Cartier-Bresson

(1908-08-22)22 August 1908
Chanteloup-en-Brie, France
Died3 August 2004(2004-08-03) (aged 95)
Céreste, France
EducationLycée Condorcet, Paris
Known forStreet photography, candid photography, humanist photography

Henri Cartier-Bresson (22 August 19083 August 2004) was a French photographer. One of the leading contemporary photographers, he had a great role in the recognition of photography as an art form. He was an specialist in what would be called humanist photography, also being an exponent of candid photography and street photography. His way of working meant to capture what he called "the decisive moment".[1]

Cartier-Bresson traveled all around the world and documented historical events, like the proclamation of the People's Republic of China in 1949. He also published several photography books. In 1947, he was one of the founders of Magnum Photos.

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  1. Editors, Biography com. "Henri Cartier-Bresson". Retrieved 2022-11-22. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)