22 August 1908
|Died||3 August 2004 (aged 95)|
|Education||Lycée Condorcet, Paris|
|Known for||Street photography, candid photography, humanist photography|
Henri Cartier-Bresson (22 August 1908 – 3 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".
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.